Taiwo Awoniyi leaves pitch on stretcher after clash-of-heads in Bundesliga game

Taiwo Awoniyi leaves pitch on stretcher after clash-of-heads in Bundesliga game

- Taiwo Awoniyi has been hospitalized after a head-on Collison with an Augsburg player

- The Mainz striker was taken to the hospital after the incident occurred

- Mainz lost the game by 1-0 and are now three points above the relegation zone

Taiwo Awoniyi was taken off with a stretcher to the hospital during Mainz Bundesliga 1-0 defeat to Augsburg.

The on loan Liverpool striker was involved in a clash of heads with a German-born of Nigerian descent Felix Uduokhai.

The collision with the defender ended in a nasty fall for Awoniyi who was immediately attended to by medical staff on ground.

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After a few minutes' delay, the 22-year-old had a brace put on his neck as the forward was taken off the pitch and went straight to the hospital.

Reports from German claim that the Nigerian U23 international was responding to treatment at the hospital.

Awoniyi joined Liverpool in 2015 and has been unable to earn a work-permit which led him to spells in Germany, Holland and Belgium.

Taiwo Awoniyi leaves pitch on stretcher after clash-of-heads in Bundesliga game

Taiwo Awoniyi leaves the pitch on a stretcher and was immediately taken to the hospital. Photo Credit: Getty Images
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The lanky forward's best loan spell was with Belgian side Mouscron where he scored 11 goals in 16 appearances.

He won the U17 World Cup with the Golden Eaglets in 2013 and the African Under-20 Championships two years later.

Mainz lost the match to Augsburg as the only goal came from Florian Niederlechner with just 43 seconds played.

Awoniyi's club are just three points above the relegation zone and their next game would be against Bundesliga contenders Dortmund.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Taiwo Awoniyi has scored his first goal of the season as Mainz came back from a two-goal deficit to draw at FC Koln.

The Bundesliga season after over a two-month break due to the global pandemic as matchday 26 matches were played across all centers in Germany.

Koln took the lead from the penalty spot after just six minutes from Mark Uth to put the home side on the advantage.

Legit.ng also reported that Chidozie Awaziem committed a defensive blunder in Leganes' 2-1 defeat to Real Valladolid at the restart of their La Liga campaign.

After just two minutes in the match, the Super Eagles defender and goalkeeper Ivan Cuellar had a misunderstanding which led to Enes Unal finding the back of the net for Valladolid.

Awaziem's intended back pass to Cuellar was misjudged as Unal took advantage of the error and slammed the ball into an empty net.

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