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How German ref rescued Nigerian striker Awoniyi’s life after suffering concussion

The families of Nigeria’s U-23 ace, Taiwo Awoniyi will be full if thanks to Bundesliga referee Marco Fritz who immediately reacted and called the doctors for help after the Mainz05 striker suffered a concussion following head head collision in an aerial challenge with Augsburg defender Uduokhai.

Pictures showed how the referee tried to prevent Awoniyi from swallowing his own tongue. Play was stopped as it took the medics minutes to revive him. He later came off a stretcher and rushed to hospital.

The club announced Sunday evening that the Nigerian would be spending the night at the hospital.

‘Our striker Taiwo #Awosends Niyi suffered a concussion in his collision with @FCA_World’s Felix #Uduokhai and is spending the night in hospital as a precautionary measure. Get well soon, Taiwo! ‘

It was cheery news later after the club confirmed that Awoniyi is now stable.

“We have received the all-clear from the doctors. Awoniyi is conscious again, can remember the things that happened. He had a severe concussion and had to stay in the hospital for observation,” said FSV coach Achim Beierlorzer

However the Nigerian born Augsburg defender showed his concerns after he sent a get well soon message to the injured Nigerian Awoniyi.

Uduokhai born to a Nigerian father and German mother after game said: ‘Get well soon #Awoniyi! I hope it’s nothing worse and he’s fine.’

Mainz 05 lost the German Bundesliga match-day 31 to Augsburg with an early goal from Niederlechsner.

The 22-year-old who is spending the season on loan at Mainz has scored once in seven games this campaign will be monitored by doctors before he is released in the coming days.

Recall last week, Mainz director Rouven Schroder revealed they’re in talks to keep hold of Awoniyi.

“I am very, very positive about him,” he told Bild.

“Taiwo never let himself down, always had his head up and the absolute will to improve was never negative. It is a symbol of how team sport works.

“We are in an exchange with Liverpool, that is an open position. We are now waiting for the last games. Then we’ll see what the next steps are.”

SOURCE: operanewshub