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Player knocked unconscious by rock-throwing fan

Player knocked unconscious by rock-throwing fan

A player was knocked unconscious before a game when he was hit by a rock thrown by a fan of a rival team.
Deportivo Cali defender Juan Guillermo Dominguez was treated for head injuries and released from a hospital on Monday, one day after Millonarios supporters threw bottles, bricks and stones at Cali's team bus before a Colombian league match.
Cali doctor Juan Andres Mosquera said Dominguez would be out of action for five days.
Bogota police commander Rodolfo Polania said 17 Millonarios fans had been detained and offered a reward of about $2,000 for information leading to the arrest of the person who threw the rock that hit Dominguez.
Dominguez said Cali's bus, which was supplied by Millonarios, lacked safety glass and was guarded by a single police officer.
"(It was) absolutely insufficient when faced with fans as aggressive as those of Millonarios," Dominguez told a radio station.
Dominguez said the crowd hurled objects at the bus about 200 meters (yards) from the stadium. He was knocked unconscious for five minutes and was taken straight to the hospital with a piece of glass lodged in his eye.
League president Ramon Jesurun called the incident "profoundly regrettable" and said the actions "of a few vandals" are damaging the image of Colombian football.
Millonarios won the match 1-0.