Krystian Bielik, a loan player for Birmingham City, was taken to the hospital for the second successive time this season.
On Saturday, he made his first appearance since he was injured against Huddersfield Town in February.
The Polish international, experienced further bad luck when he was substituted after 30 minutes of Birmingham’s 2-0 victory over Rotherham at Saint Andrew’s.
When Millers player Hakeem Odoffin kicked Bielik in the face, Bielik sustained an injury.
He spent some time trying to play-on but was eventually replaced before vanishing into the tunnel and then taken to the hospital.
Then Blues manager John Eustace provided a terrifying post-game update, telling reporters: “Krys two front teeth got kicked out. He’s in a bad old way. He has gone to hospital now. But I think you could see for the first 25 to 30 minutes of the game how vital he is for us in there.”
“His performance at the start of the game was top and he has been missing for the last three or four games. Hopefully it’s not too bad an injury and we can get him back for Tuesday.”
The 25-year-old was loaned to the Championship team in the summer after Czesaw Michniewicz, the manager of Poland at the time, informed him that if he was competing in League One, he would not be given consideration for the 2022 World Cup.
Bielik has made 27 appearances for Birmingham this season in addition to being chosen for his nation during the competition in Qatar.
Krystian Bielik is a Polish professional football player who plays as a center back and defensive midfielder for EFL Championship club Birmingham City, on loan from EFL League One club Derby County, and for the Poland national team. He was born on January 4, 1998.
After signing with Arsenal in 2015, he spent the second half of the 2016–17 season on loan at EFL Championship club Birmingham City before spending the 2018–19 season on loan at Charlton Athletic, where he helped the team earn promotion from League One. He made his professional debut in 2014 with Legia Warsaw. In August 2019, he joined Derby.
Both as a defensive midfielder and as a center defender, Bielik is versatile. He is renowned for his skill, passing prowess, and supremacy in the air.
On July 29, 2022, Bielik returned to Championship team Birmingham City on loan for the 2022–2023 campaign.
Despite being nominated to Poland’s squad for the 2017 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, Bielik did not participate in any matches.
During the 2019 UEFA European Under-21 Championship, when he was selected, he scored twice in three games.
In September 2019, Bielik was given his first call-up to Poland’s senior team for UEFA Euro 2020 qualifiers.
In a 2-0 loss to Slovenia on September 6, 2019, he made his debut as a replacement in the 70th minute. Three days later, he started against Austria in a scoreless draw.