Karim Onisiwo scores after suffering concussion, then can't remember his goal


Concussion in football was a major talking point on Tuesday night.

During Tottenham’s 1-0 defeat to Ajax in their Champions League semi-final, everyone was talking about Jan Vertonghen.

The defender collided with teammate Toby Alderweireld, leaving him with blood all over his face.

After being cleared up, he was sent back onto the pitch.

However, things took a turn for the worse just minutes later.

He soon was unable to even stand and had to be helped off the pitch.

It’s since been reported that Vertonghen didn’t actually suffer concussion and all of the relevant checks had taken place.


But just a few days later, concussion in football was being discussed once again.

The incident occurred on Friday night in a Bundesliga match between Mainz 05 and RB Leipzig.

And it involved Mainz’s Karim Onisiwo.

In the 38th-minute, Onisiwo clashed heads with Ibrahima Konate. It looked pretty horrific and Onisiwo was in a lot of pain.

Shockingly, the Austrian was allowed to continue.

Five minutes later, he was celebrating after he scored with a brilliant finish to get his side back in the game at 2-1.

But at half-time, which was just two minutes later, he couldn’t remember scoring.

"He has not remembered his goal at half-time," said sports director Rouven Schröder after the game.

That’s scary stuff.

Luckily, TV cameras captured it so Onisiwo will be able to look back at his terrific finish when he’s well enough.


But it’s yet another example that more needs to be done to protect footballers from continuing to play after suffering concussion.

Because it could have been a lot, lot worse for Onisiwo.

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