WATCH: Martin Skrtel plays on after getting knocked out and swallowing his tongue

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Check out this frightening footage of former Liverpool defender Martin Skrtel swallowing his tongue after being knocked out by the ball while playing for Slovakia.

Skrtel recieved a blow to the face while blocking a cross during Slovakias King’s Cup final victory against Thailand on Sunday.

The game was put on hold for a substantial period of time as the Slovakian doctors treated the 33-year-old but remarkably Skrtel returned shortly after being taken off and he managed to play for another 45 minutes.