Peru's Jefferson Farfán ruled out of Socceroos clash after shocking injury

A very scary injury blow for the Peruvian attacker

A training ground collision left Jefferson Farfan temporarily paralysed with the Peruvian attacker now a confirmed absentee for his side's final World Cup clash against Australia.

It's a must-win game for the Socceroos, but a dead rubber for Peru who cannot progress after 1-0 defeats to Denmark and France.

Farfan was rushed to hospital over the weekend after colliding with a goalkeeper in training with the national team confirming he was suffering from a 'traumatic brain injury'.

Peru defender Anderson Santamaria was at the training ground when it happened and revealed the troubling nature of Farfan's injury. 

“We were very shocked by what happened with Jefferson, because he could not move his arms and legs, he had white eyes, when I saw him I thought the worst, it scared us a lot,” Santamaria said.

“We have just been told that (Farfán) is already aware, that he can now move his legs and hands, thank God he is out of danger, he may travel with us, but I do not think he will play."

Farfan himself took to social media to confirm that despite his desire to play, he must miss Peru's final group game.

"I was dying to be with my colleagues this last game, but for medical recommendations it's impossible," Farfan wrote on Instagram.

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Hola a todos ... Gracias Mil Gracias por tanto apoyo , fue muy duro el momento que pase el día sábado. Pero solo me quedare en mi mente con el total apoyo que me brindaron todos mis compañeros los médicos. La selección completa 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽quiero reiterar mis agradecimientos a todos por las muestras de cariño y afecto , Amigos familiares conocidos desconocidos etc . Gracias a Dios estoy estable al lado de mi Madre y mis hijos 🙏🏽 Ahora solo queda recuperarme pensar en mi salud y en mi familia. Moría por estar con mis compañeros este último juego , pero por recomendaciones médicas es algo imposible y solo me queda apoyar a mis compañeros y al cuerpo técnico desde la clínica .confío mucho en ustedes EQUIPO sé que nos van a dar una alegría ! Y recuerden algo esto es el gran comienzo de lo que se viene para nuestra selección 🇵🇪 ARRIB PERÚ CARAJO❤️💪🏾⚽️#MASFUERTEQUENUNCA #TEAMOPERÚ 🇵🇪#DUROPEROPOSITIVO 👊🏾#EL10DELACALLE❤️ #FOQUITAPARARATO💪🏾

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Australia and Peru will face off in Sochi on June 26. 

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