Terrifying moment at a major polo tournament in Argentina — when a player fell off his horse and was hurt so badly, he needed to be airlifted to a nearby hospital for emergency treatment. 

The player is Federico Rooney — who was playing for team Marcos Juarez in the famous Flag Open on Sunday when disaster struck. 

Both Rooney and his horse crashed to the ground — and Rooney didn’t get up. 

Medical personnel raced onto the field to treat Rooney — and ultimately loaded him onto a helicopter to be transported to a nearby hospital. 

Local reports say Rooney suffered a skull fracture and blood clots — and he was placed into a medically induced coma. 

Despite the horrible injuries, he’s reportedly stable and expected to recover. 

Still, the injury left a black cloud over the tournament — and the remaining teams decided to call the rest of the event off in light of Rooney’s injuries. 

We know what you’re thinking … we’ve been trying to find out if the horse is okay too — but so far, it’s unclear. 

Attempts to reach event organizers have been unsuccessful so far. 

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