Recuperating Mainz forward, Taiwo Awoniyi thought he had passed out after suffering a concussion that left him unconscious during Sunday’s match against Augsburg in the German Bundesliga.
He said the only thing he could remember was how he hit the ball.
“The last thing I can remember from this scene is how I hit the ball with my head, after that, I passed out.
“It was difficult for me on the pitch to regain consciousness and really awake. And it also took a little while before I could remember everything. But I feel much better now.” Awoniyi told Mainz’s official website.
Awoniyi was rushed to the University hospital in Mainz after collapsing on the pitch in the 17th minute following an aerial duel with Felix Uduokhai.
The 22-year-old has consequently been ruled out of Wednesday’s match against Borussia Dortmund.
“Unfortunately I will not be able to help my team on the pitch in Dortmund, but I will support them as much as I can.