Watch the horror fall that saw Lee Seung-mo break his neck and finger and lose his memory in shocking K-League incident

SOUTH KOREA star Lee Seung-mo broke his NECK in a sickening fall in the K-League play-offs yesterday.

The Gwangju FC star, 20, went up for a header and landed on his neck in a disturbing passage of play – also breaking his finger in the process.

Watch the horror fall that saw Lee Seung-mo break his neck and finger and lose his memory in shocking K-League incidentYouTube / SPO TV5 Lee Seung-mo fell on his neck after going up for a header

Lee lost consciousness in the fall and was rushed to hospital where it was revealed he broke three vertebrae.

Speaking on the incident, a club spokesperson said: "He only remembers going for the header and then he lost his memory until he arrived at the emergency room.

"He regained consciousness after arrival at the emergency room in Yuseong-Sun Hospital. He complained of pain in my left and my back.

"There was no abnormality in the CT scan, only three fractures of the cervical vertebrae.

Watch the horror fall that saw Lee Seung-mo break his neck and finger and lose his memory in shocking K-League incidentInstagram / @gwangju_fc5 Lee Seung-mo broke his neck in a sickening fall yesterday
Watch the horror fall that saw Lee Seung-mo break his neck and finger and lose his memory in shocking K-League incidentInstagram / @mo._seung5 Lee Seung-mo will now be in hospital for around three weeks to recover

"He was transferred to the hospital of Chosun University in Gwangju that night and interviewed with a neurosurgery attending physician.

"The left-hand finger fracture was confirmed."

Lee will now be out for around three months – and will be watched at hospital for the next few weeks.

The statement continued: "He will be discharged from hospital for two to three weeks after stabilisation and restoration because there are no other abnormalities.

Watch the horror fall that saw Lee Seung-mo break his neck and finger and lose his memory in shocking K-League incidentYouTube / SPO TV5 Lee Seung-mo lost his balance in the air and landed on his neck
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Watch the horror fall that saw Lee Seung-mo break his neck and finger and lose his memory in shocking K-League incidentYouTube / SPO TV5 Lee Seung-mo was left slumped on the turf after the sickening fall

"It will take two to three months to recover completely."

Lee was part of South Korea's Under-23 side for the Asian Games – with his nation famously winning the gold medal, allowing Son Heung-min and his team-mates to avoid military service.

But the 20-year-old's Gwangju side lost the play-off semi 1-0 at the hands of Daejeon Citizen.

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