RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Vasco da Gama coach Ricardo Gomes was in hospital after suffering a stroke during his team's Brazilian championship match against Flamengo on Sunday.
"His condition is of concern," Vasco's team doctor Clovis Munhoz told reporters after the 46-year-old Ricardo had surgery.
"The initial treatment is a surgical treatment to relieve the haemorrhaging, so there's a minimum possible suffering of the cerebral tissue."
Former Brazil defender and captain Ricardo was taken to hospital from the pitch after suffering head pains during the second half of Vasco's 0-0 draw with Ronaldinho's Flamengo in the Rio derby at the Engenhao.
(Reporting by Pedro Fonseca; Writing by Rex Gowar in Buenos Aires; editing by Ian Ransom; to query or comment on this story email firstname.lastname@example.org)
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