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Bulgaria Player Rushed To Hospital For Surgery After Horror Bus Accident

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Bulgaria Player Rushed To Hospital For Surgery After Horror Bus Accident

A player has been rushed to hospital after the Bulgarian national football team bus was involved in a “serious traffic accident”. 

Midfielder, Todor Nedelev was the player taken to the local hospital where he was diagnosed with a craniocerebral trauma and had to undergo surgery. 

The 29-year-old will now be closely supervised by the medical staff. The rest of the players involved in the accident are believed to have not suffered any injuries. 

Georgian news outlet Sportall reported that the collision happened when the first bus had to brake abruptly and was subsequently hit by the second bus. The Bulgarian national team, led by manager Gerogi Ivanov travelled to Tbilisi ahead of their Nations League C Group 4 match against Georgia, with the home team currently five points clear at the top of the group. 


On Saturday, after the incident occurred, the Bulgarian FA release a statement.

It said: “The Bulgarian national team suffered a serious traffic accident after their arrival in Tbilisi. On the way to the team hotel, the driver of the first of the two buses carrying our team lost control of the vehicle, causing a serious accident.” 

“After the collision, Todor Nedelev was taken to a local hospital. All other team members and staff of the Bulgarian national team are fine.”


The Bulgarian FA later released an update after the conclusion of Nedelev’s operation. 

The statement said: “Todor Nedelev's operation after a serious road accident involving our national team in Tbilisi was a success. The midfielder suffered a head injury, which required surgery.” 

“Nedelev will remain under the supervision of the local medical teams, as well as the doctor of the national team.” 


“The Bulgarian Football Union and the headquarters of the national team express their deep gratitude to all the medical professionals, to the representatives of the Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in Georgia and, in particular, to Ms. Ralitsa Dimitrova, as well as to the entire leadership of the Georgian Football Federation.” 

Nedelev currently plays for Bulgarian outfit Botev Plodiv, and has made 44 appearances for his country. Bulgaria has had a torrid start to their Nations League campaign, they lost 5-2 against Georgia and drew 1-1 against Gibraltar last time out. They are now seven matches without a win and lost 2-1 to World Cup host Qatar in a friendly in March.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: Football, UEFA Nations League

Marcus Chan
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