10/02/2014 11:02 am ET Updated Oct 02, 2014

Referee Knocked Down By Soccer Ball Blasted Into Her Face

Nobody saw this coming.

Referee Salome Di Iorio was working a recent match in Argentina between Centro Espanol and Liniers when a booted ball slammed into her face. She fell to the turf and players immediately ran to her aid, the video above shows.

According to reports, she was assisted off the field and taken to a hospital as a precaution.

Di Iorio, 34, from Argentina, officiated soccer at the 2012 Olympics in London, according to a FIFA posting.

H/T Screamer/Deadspin