Karius Suffered a Concussion during the Champions League Final

Karius Suffered a Concussion during the Champions League Final

Source: Mohamed Salah via Facebook

Loris Karius was the main protagonist of the Champions League final in Kiev. His two big mistakes helped Real Madrid to win their third title in a row. Obviously, Gareth Bale’s stunning goal also brought the cup closer to Madrid, but the goalkeeper was in all the first pages of the newspapers all around the world.

Now, the German goalkeeper -not selected to play the World Cup- tried to forget the game and start his holidays in the United States. However, he wanted to visit the hospital because he was feeling unwell. The Massachusetts General Hospital confirmed his problems: “After carefully reviewing game film and integrating a detailed history — including his reported present and immediate post-contact subjective symptoms — physical examination and objective metrics, we have concluded that Mr. Karius sustained a concussion during the match”, the statement confirmed according to ESPN.

Sergio Ramos collided with Karius in the 48th minute, just three minutes before Karim Benzema’s first goal. However, the goalkeeper didn’t need any assistance from the medical team. Karius terrible evening finished with Bale’s goal from a kick 30 metres away from the goal.

“At the time of our evaluation, Mr. Karius’s principal residual symptoms and objective signs suggested that visual spatial dysfunction existed and likely occurred immediately following the event. Additional symptomatic and objectively noted areas of dysfunction also persisted. It could be possible that such deficits would affect performance.”, said the Hospital at Massachusetts.

Sergio Ramos already suffered heavy criticism for being involved in Mohamed Salah’s injury at the beginning of the game. According to this information, Real Madrid captain was also protagonist in the collusion with the keeper, who ended the game in tears after his two big mistakes, causing the defeat of his team.

Karius was on holidays in the United States at the time of his medical tests. In the meantime, Liverpool are trying to sign a new goalkeeper for the next season, because it will be very hard to imagine the German keeper defending the goal again at Anfield.