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By ESPN Staff

Bangoura may lose eye after China club clash

BEIJING, July 10 (Reuters) - Doctors at a Beijing hospital are fighting to save the sight in Guinea international Ousmane Bangoura's left eye on Monday after he was caught by a boot in the face in a Chinese Super League match.

The 26-year-old Shenyang Ginde midfielder suffered a ruptured eyeball after being caught in the face by Qingdao Zhongneng's Lv Gang on Friday, according to a report on the club's Website.

Bangoura joined Shenyang from Belgium's Charleroi in April after playing a leading role in Guinea's march to the quarter-finals of the African Nations Cup earlier this year.

A spokesman for the club told Reuters on Monday Bangoura had had an operation in Shenyang and was then transferred to a hospital in Beijing, although he could not confirm which one.

'Every player is my son and our team is a big family,' said Shenyang's Dutch coach Martin Koopman. 'We are really sad to see a member of our family so terribly hurt.'

The match ended in a 2-2 draw. Lv received a yellow card for the incident.