Liverpool’s Taiwo Awoniyi is not Dying But Recovering (Photo)

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German Bundesliga club Mainz 05 has tweeted that Taiwo Awoniyi who is on loan at the club from Liverpool football club is recovering from the concussion he sustained in their match against Augsburg. The match ended 0-1 in favour of Augsburg.

The 22-year-old Nigerian forward was involved in a deadly collision with Augsburg’s defender Felix Uduokhai. The 2013 FIFA Under-17 World Cup winner landed on the pitch and passed out for minutes.

It took the first aide knowledge of the centre referee of the game Marco Fritz to keep Taiwo Awoniyi alive while they await the medical team at the stadium to take him for further treatment.

Referee Marco Fritz trying to resuscitate Taiwo Awoniyi
Referee Marco Fritz trying to resuscitate Taiwo Awoniyi

While the referee passionately tried to keep Awoniyi breathing with his finger between his upper and lower teeth, the medical team arrived and he was taken out of the field on a stretcher.

The club announced afterwards that the Liverpool loanee had to be taken to the hospital straight from the stadium as a precautionary measure and to ensure that he is well-taking care of.

“Our striker Taiwo Awoniyi suffered a concussion … and is spending the night in the hospital as a precautionary measure,” Mainz announced via Twitter on Sunday.

On Monday, the club took to Twitter to share a picture of the youngster in a medical facility. Awoniyi was looking happy and sound in the picture as he gave those who have been praying for his recovery a thumbs up.

In the caption, the Bundesliga club wrote: “Already on the road to recovery! Taiwo #Awoniyi sends his thanks to the Mainz medical staff and those at @UnimedizinM, as well as to his teammates.”

Taiwo joined Liverpool On 31 August 2015 as a teenager. He couldn’t hold his own at the club, hence, he had to be loaned to different clubs in Bundesliga including FSV Frankfurt and Gent.

On 6 August 2019 Liverpool confirmed the player had joined Mainz 05 on a season-long loan. Since he joined the Bundesliga side, he has made 12 appearances and has managed to score only one goal.

Just like how he has been trying to get his once-promising career on track, his current club, Mainz, are also struggling to remain in the Bundesliga. They are currently occupying the 15 spot on the league table, three points above the relegation zone.