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KHL player is conscious, recovering after gruesome head injury

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Avangard captain Sergei Kalinin (Photo by Sergey Mihailicenko/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) Author: The Hockey News

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KHL player is conscious, recovering after gruesome head injury

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Avangard Omsk captain Sergei Kalinin was felled by a clean hit in the playoffs against Barys Astana, but his landing led to frightening consequences and now he's under medical supervision.

It's the type of accident you never want to see happen.

Avangard Omsk captain Sergei Kalinin took a clean hit against Barys Astana on Sunday, but with brutal consequences: his helmet came off in the collision and the big center's head bounced off the ice as a result, sending him into convulsions.

According to Avangard's website, Kalinin was rushed to a leading medical clinic and will be kept in Astana for at least 10 days. The report also stated that Kalinin is conscious and talking already, but it was a frightful scene.

WARNING: THE FOLLOWING VIDEO FEATURES GRAPHIC IMAGERY WHICH MAY BE DISTURBING TO VIEWERS

Kalinin has been part of Omsk's organization since he was a youth and is in his first season as captain of the squad. He was also born in the southern Siberian city.

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KHL player is conscious, recovering after gruesome head injury