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A pass from a drop ball hit Walsall's Isaiah Osbourne in the face before he was stretchered off in their 0-0 draw with Shrewsbury
(Image: Twitter/Sky Sports)

VIDEO: Pass from uncontested drop ball hits Walsall player in the face

Shrewsbury player fires ball directly at him.

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It was a painful night for Walsall midfielder Isaiah Osbourne last night… pic.twitter.com/ErfDunmf12

— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) October 3, 2018

Walsall’s Isaiah Osbourne was hit in the face after an uncontested drop ball was fired towards him in a 0-0 draw at home to Shrewsbury Town on Tuesday evening.

The League One clash was briefly interrupted while the stricken player received treatment before being stretchered off the pitch in the 84th minute of an entertaining derby at the Bescot Stadium.

Osbourne was struck by the ball after Shrewsbury midfielder Anthony Grant’s pass back to the opposition goalkeeper seemed to go in the wrong direction.

Caught unaware, the Walsall man was whacked with some force from close range, but has confirmed he’s alright now:

https://twitter.com/osbourne_isaiah/status/1047235364421885952