Loris Karius Tests Positive For Concussion After Clash With Sergio Ramos In The Champions League Final
Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius has undergone a head scan after his clash with Sergio Ramos and 26 of the 30 tests for concussion came back positive.
Karius came under a wave of criticism after his two mistakes in the game against Real Madrid in the final cost Liverpool Champions League title.
He collided with Ramos after a corner and fell to the floor. This was before he mistakenly rolled the ball into the path of Real attacker Karim Benzema, who buried it from close range to put Madrid ahead.
But the goalie's mistakes continued: A long-range Gareth Bale strike went through his hands and the Spanish outfit went 3-1 ahead, eventually winning the trophy.
A devastated Karius pleaded for forgiveness from travelling Reds supporters after the match.
The general feeling now is that supporters sympathise with Karius, but don't want him as their number one between the sticks for next season.
And now German outlet Bild are reporting that the 24-year-old underwent a scan on his head after his collision with Ramos and the results have come back positive for concussion.
ESPN reported earlier that he flew to the USA for a holiday and saw a specialist in Boston - a Dr. Ross Zafonte - at Massachusetts General Hospital on May 31. The Liverpool medical team ensued that he got it done, rather than the goalkeeper arranging the consultation himself.
Zafonte is a leading specialist in sports-related head injuries. He has helped stars in the NFL. He tended to Karius at the behest of Liverpool's owners, who are based in Boston.
Karius will remain in America until he returns to England for pre-season training July 2nd.
Ramos, who will be heading to the World Cup in Russia in a less than two weeks, remains quite an unpopular figure in certain parts of Merseyside, both for the collision and for his tackle on star Reds player Mohamed Salah.
The European final was a fruitful end to the 2017/18 season.
We hope Karius makes a full recovery.