Nigerian striker, Taiwo Awoniyi suffered a scare yesterday after he had to be stretchered off the pitch during his club’s game in the German Bundesliga yesterday.
Awoniyi, who is on loan at Mainz from Liverpool, had to be taken to the hospital after a clash of heads while playing against Augsburg yesterday afternoon.
According to reports by Mainz, the striker suffered a concussion in his collision with Augsburg’s Felix Uduokhai and had to spend the night in hospital as a precautionary measure.
Pictures also surfaced online showing the referee putting his hand in Awoniyi’s mouth to save the life of the striker
Liverpool loanee Taiwo Awoniyi 🇳🇬 was taken off the pitch barely 20mins in the game between Mainz and Augsburg after being knocked out cold following an aerial challenge -landed horrifically on his head
Get well soon Taiwo! pic.twitter.com/JPZUlXH4et
— MOLATsportgist ™🇳🇬 (@Molatsportgist) June 14, 2020
The striker is now conscious and posted a picture of himself up on his bed.