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Mainz Confirm Awoniyi Has Regained Consciousness

Bundesliga side Mainz has confirmed that Taiwo Awoniyi has regained consciousness after yesterday’s head injury.

It should be recalled that the Nigeria striker Awoniyi had a nasty collision with Augsburg’s Felix Uduokhai and was stretchered off with his neck in a brace and was motionless before he was rushed to the hospital for further observation.

However, Mainz coach Achim Beierlorzer has revealed Taiwo Awoniyi has regained consciousness in hospital and is responding to treatment favorably.

Beierlorzer confirmed the 22-year-old forward suffered a severe concussion but has recovered from the problem.

“We have received the all-clear from the doctors. He has regained consciousness and can remember the things that happened,” Beierlorzer was quoted as saying by AFP.

“He has a severe concussion and has to stay in the hospital for observation.”

Awoniyi has featured in 11 league games, scoring one goal since his arrival at Opel Arena on loan last summer from Liverpool.

The forward has been with the Reds since 2015 but he is yet to feature for the Premier League club, having spent most of his time on loan, playing for Frankfurt, NEC, Royal Excel Mouscron and Gent.

With the defeat against Augsburg, Mainz are now three places above the relegation zone after gathering 31 points from 31 games.

They have won nine matches, drawn four and lost 18 games in this campaign and have only won one game in their previous seven outings.

It is yet to be seen if Awoniyi will be fit enough to play a part when Mainz take on Borussia Dortmund in their next league game at Signal-Iduna-Park on Wednesday.

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