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Published On: Tue, Jun 16th, 2020

Taiwo Awoniyi Back On His Feet After Head Injury

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By Amaechi Agbo

Nigeria’s Olympic Team striker, Taiwo Awoniyi has regained consciousness and is back on his feet after he suffered head injury on Sunday following a collision with Augsburg player during a Bundesliga match.
Mainz manager Achim Beielorzer says Taiwo Awoniyi is back on his feet again after he suffered a concussion in Sunday’s home clash against Augsburg, The striker was stretchered off and taken to hospital following a nasty fall early in the game.
The 22-year-old was replaced by Nigerian-born Austrian international Karim Onisiwo.
Awoniyi was taken to the hospital on Sunday after he was knocked out after an aerial challenge with Augsburg’s Felix Uduokhai.
Play was delayed for about five minutes before the 22-year-old was stretchered off after 23 minutes. He was replaced by Karim Onisiwo
“Taiwo is conscious and responsive,” Beierlorzer said during his post-match interview. “He has suffered a severe concussion but can remember everything.
“Uduokhai is also spending the night in the hospital as a precautionary measure.”
Florian Niederlechner scored the only goal of the game after 60 seconds.
Following the defeat, Mainz are currently 15th in the Bundesliga table, two points above the relegation zone, after chalking up 31 points from 31 games.

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