Nigerian and Liverpool Taiwo Awoniyi Suffers Terrible Head Injury
Nigeria and Liverpool loanee winger Taiwo Awoniyi was rushed to the hospital after suffering a concussion in his game in the German Bundesliga club Mainz. 22-year old Taiwo Awoniyi 22, was hurt after a clash of heads with Augsburg defender Felix Uduokhai in the first half. The is reported to be responding to treatment as the injury is a head injury they need not rush him and the management has assured the fans that the Nigerian youth will be fine.
The former Nigeria youth international landed awkwardly and, after a delay, was carried off on a stretcher with his neck in a brace. Mainz management said Awoniyi was responsive and will spend the night in the hospital. Taiwo Awoniyi, who has yet to make an appearance for Liverpool since joining in 2015, has played in 12 Bundesliga games for Mainz since joining on a season-long loan last August.
The Nigerian also had loan spells at German side FSV Frankfurt, Dutch team NEC and Belgium sides Royal Excel Mouscron and Gent before coming Mainz now. The game ended i favor of the away team Augsburg 1-0 thanks to a first-minute goal by former Mainz forward Florian Niederlechner, to leave his old club 15th in the table, just three points above the relegation zone with three games to play.