It was with one and a half minutes left of the semi-final in Lidköping that the accident happened.

The 20-year-old striker, who is signed from IFK Rättvik for this season, received a skate splint over his forearm in connection with a duel at the edge.

Broken mood

According to Bandypuls, both teams' players reacted immediately and screamed for doctors while Rustas remained on the ice.

The mood on the ice must have been noticeably sour and there must have been talk of a lot of blood.

- I didn't see that.

I was just waiting for us to have a free kick.

Then someone comes running and shouts "fast, fast, fast, doctor!"

There are many thoughts, but I think it's going well, says Sandviken coach Joakim Forslund, who is hopeful that Rustas will have done well.

- He was there, and even grinned a little.

His mother and father were also there.

Saik–Villa in the final

At the time of the incident, Sandviken led the match 3–1, and that was also the final result as both teams agreed not to finish the match.

In the afternoon's final, Sandviken will face the home team Villa Lidköping, who won 4–3 against Edsbyn in their semi-final.