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The default reaction when a ball hits someone in the face is to assume that it might sting for a few minutes, but this looks much worse.
Rennes player Romain Del Castillo comes up to try and block a ball, but the punt shoots straight into his face and appears to hit him with the force of a proper upper cut.
It’s quite disturbing to see him on the ground, as he appears to be knocked out, while he was then stretched out on a stretcher, so I hope he is well and makes a full recovery: