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Veteran given oxygen on Emirates pitch having suffered major collision with John Flanagan during match-up with Arsene Wenger's men

Defender Jamie Carragher was stretchered off the pitch 63 minutes into the showdown at the Emirates between Liverpool and Arsenal due to a head injury sustained after a clash of heads with teammate John Flanagan.

The players called for the medical team straightaway after the collision and the defender was rolled onto his back. A neck brace was then applied and Carragher was also given oxygen as he lay prone.

The 33-year-old was then stretchered off, to a huge ovation, to be replaced by Sotirios Kyrgiakos after a break in play of six minutes.

The club then tweeted, via their official Twitter page, that the defender "has concussion but is okay - conversing with our medical staff in the Emirates."

Carragher also went out of the tunnel at the full-time whistle to greet goalscorer Dirk Kuyt with Reds fans undoubtedly hopeful the centre-back will be back in contention for the club's next fixture against Birmingham City on Saturday.

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