Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius suffered a concussion after he collided with Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos during the Champions League final, doctors have now confirmed.
Loris Karius was knocked to the ground by Sergio Ramos during a corner before Karim Benzema scored his infamous goal as Liverpool eventually lost 3-1 to the Spanish side.
The German goalkeeper’s match went from bad to worse when he later allowed a simple Gareth Bale shot to slip past him, wiping out hopes of a comeback. He was widely blamed for the loss and has received death threats on social media.
Massachusetts General Hospital have confirmed that the goalkeeper did suffer head trauma.
“We have received numerous calls today regarding the health status of Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius. With Mr. Karius’s permission, we are providing information about his medical situation in an effort to prevent, where possible, the dissemination of incomplete or erroneous information,” said Dr Ross Zafonte and Physical Therapist Lenore Herget in a statement.
“After carefully reviewing game film and integrating a detailed history – including his reported present and immediate post-contact subjective symptoms – physical examination and objective metrics, we have concluded that Mr. Karius sustained a concussion during the match May 26, 2018. At the time of our evaluation, Mr. Karius’s principal residual symptoms and objective signs suggested that visual spatial dysfunction existed and likely occurred immediately following the event. “
“Additional symptomatic and objectively noted areas of dysfunction also persisted. It could be possible that such deficits would affect performance. We also note that Mr. Karius has reported significant and steady improvement since the concussive event, and we expect him to make a full recovery based on the results of the examination. We expect that with treatment and by following prescribed activity protocols he will continue to improve. We have encouraged vigilance and an emphasis on safety in his eventual return to full activity.