Doctors at Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital have revealed – after further scans – that Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius suffered a concussion during the Champions League final.
Liverpool have lost the European trophy to Real Madrid on 26 May at Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex in Kiev.
Karius, who was the Premier League side’s stopper, has been accused to have made two mistakes which cost his side.
The German keeper collided with Madrid defender Sergio Ramos during a second half’s corner for the Spaniards.
Therefore, the 24-year-old has later made a mistake which generated Madrid’s first goal after handing a gift to Karim Benzema.
Karius also made another mistake which gave the Spanish side chance to make it 3-1 and confirm the victory as he failed to deal with Gareth Bale’s long-range shot.
The former Mainz 05 star was handed a chance for further medical scans by Liverpool where he is enjoying his holidays in the United States.
A statement on the hospital’s website read: “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 on 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.”
Karius joined Liverpool in 2016 from Mainz for a fee of £4.75m signing a five-year deal at Anfield.