Nigerian star Taiwo Awoniyi, has revealed that he battled to regain his consciousness after a dangerous injury in the Bundesliga last weekend.
The Mainz 05 striker suffered concussion after colliding with Augsburg’s defender Felix Uduokhai at the Opel Arena, and the 22-year-old was rushed to hospital.
“The last thing I remember was when I headed the ball, then I passed out. It was really hard to regain my consciousness, and to properly “wake up,” Awoniyi told the club’s website.
“It also took some time before I was able to remember everything. But I feel a lot better already.
“I’d like to thank the medical staff at Mainz 05 and at the Unimedizin Mainz, for they looked after me very well. And I’d like to thank God for protecting me in this situation and for making everything possible for me anyway.
The striker, who is on loan from Liverpool, concluded to saidly confirm he will miss the exciting opportunity to face Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund this weekend.
“Unfortunately, I won’t be available to help the team against Dortmund, but I will support them regardless. Together we will give our all for the fans and avoid relegation, of that I’m sure!” concluded Awoniyi.