FIFPRO, the World Footballers’ Association, has spoken out in support of Loris Karius since it became known that our German keeper was suffering from concussion throughout the Champions League Final.
The Massachusetts General Hospital made a statement last night that said Karius was concussed during the match, affecting his ‘visual spatial awareness,’ possibly causing his two horrible mistakes which lost us the game v Real Madrid.
The goalkeeper has been holidaying in America, but got himself checked up while away after concerns were raised.
Nobody had any idea Karius might have been concussed during the game though – and it doesn’t even look like the player himself knew either.
As a result, FIFPro say they’re working on educating players worldwide to spot concussion in team-mates.
This website offers our condolences to Karius and encourages fans to look at the broader issue rather than just assuming the club is trying to make an excuse for his performance.
We are working on an educational video 📹 to help footballers recognize and report when a teammate/opponent suffers a concussion
This will be shown in dressing rooms around the world next season by our member unions pic.twitter.com/YOx5mW2cs0
— FIFPro (@FIFPro) June 5, 2018
It’ll be interesting to see how potential head injuries are now dealt with at the World Cup.
If you want to hear more about concussion in football from an expert, read this thread, below:
The smartest thread on the incident. https://t.co/84GSrooG1J
— Empire of the Kop (@empireofthekop) June 5, 2018