Was Loris Karius‘ infamous performance in the UEFA Champions League Final down to an unseen head injury?
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Karius allowed two rough goals in Liverpool’s 3-1 loss to Real Madrid, throwing one ball off Karim Benzema and allowing a Gareth Bale rip to slip through his gloves.
Massachussetts General Hospital has released, with permission of the Liverpool keeper, a statement detailing its diagnosis of a concussion suffered by Karius.
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.
Karius issued a formal apology after the game, one which could’ve only been more troublesome to pen given the concussion. Head injuries are scary stuff, and we hope the full recovery expected by Mass Gen comes quickly to the German keeper.
Sergio Ramos should probably avoid Merseyside for a while.