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Hospital: Karius suffered concussion in Champions League Final

Liverpool FC v Sevilla FC - UEFA Champions League

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 13: Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius reacts during the UEFA Champions League group E match between Liverpool FC and Sevilla FC at Anfield on September 13, 2017 in Liverpool, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

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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.

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