Liverpool striker, Taiwo Awoniyi regains consciousness, says “Thank God who protected me”

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Liverpool striker, Taiwo Awoniyi regains consciousness, says “Thank God who protected me”

 

Liverpool and Nigerian striker Taiwo Awoniyi has released a statement following the head injury he sustained during his club’s league match on Sunday.

Awoniyi, on loan at German club Mainz, was stretchered off in the 23rd minute in his club’s 1-0 defeat to Augsburg at Opel Arena after he hit the head of Felix Uduokhai and then landed awkwardly.

He became unconscious and was taken to the hospital where he was diagnosed with a severe concussion.

Club manager Achim Beierlorzer on Monday revealed the striker had regained consciousness and on Tuesday Awoniyi released a statement thanking God, his club and Mainz University Medical Center for saving his life.

“The last thing I can remember from this scene is how I hit the ball with my head, and then I passed out,” Awoniyi told the club website on Tuesday.

“It was difficult for me on the field to regain consciousness and really awake and it also took a little while before I could remember everything. But I feel much better now.

“I would like to praise our medical department at Mainz 05 and Mainz University Medical Center. They looked after me very well. “And I thank the dear God who protected me in this situation and made everything possible for me anyway.”

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