Laurent Koscielny Injury: Updates on Arsenal Star's Head and Return

Gianni VerschuerenFeatured ColumnistAugust 31, 2014

Arsenal's Laurent Koscielny is treated on the pitch before being carried off injured during his team's English Premier League soccer match against Manchester City at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester, England, Saturday Dec. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Jon Super)
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Arsenal lost centre-back Laurent Koscielny to an apparent head injury early during their Premier League clash with Leicester City, as the French international got the worse end of a clash with Jeffrey Schlupp.

The experienced defender received extensive treatment on the pitch, but he didn't look well at all, as shared by Sky Sports News:  

The treatment continued in the tunnel as Arsenal were hesitant to go for an immediate substitute, and Koscielny returned to the field wearing a protective wrap on his head (via Football Tweet):

However, Koscielny was clearly out of sorts and lost his positioning when Leicester scored, prompting Arsene Wenger to bring on Calum Chambers, via the club's Twitter feed:

Further testing will have to be done, but the Frenchman may have suffered a concussion that could keep him away from the pitch for significant time.