Awoniyi regains consciousness after collision with Uduokhai

first_imgMainz manager, Achim Beierlorzer, has revealed Taiwo Awoniyi has regained consciousness in hospital following a nasty head collision with Felix Uduokhai. The forward has been with the Reds since 2015 but he is yet to feature for the Premier League club, having spent most of his time on loan, playing for Frankfurt, NEC, Royal Excel Mouscron and Gent. With the defeat against Augsburg, Mainz are now three places above the relegation zone after gathering 31 points from 31 games. They have won nine matches, drawn four and lost 18 games in this campaign and have only won one game in their previous seven outings. It is yet to be seen if Awoniyi will be fit enough to play a part when Mainz take on Borussia Dortmund in their next league game at Signal-Iduna-Park on Wednesday. read also:Awoniyi to spend night in hospital after suffering concussion The forward burst into the limelight at the 2013 U17 World Cup, where he scored four goals in the competition to help the Golden Eaglets win the title. Awoniyi has played for Nigeria’s U20 and U23 teams and will hope to make more impactful showings for Mainz for a chance to feature for the Super Eagles. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The Nigeria youth international was forced off in the 23rd minute and was replaced by Karim Onisiwo in his side’s 1-0 loss to Augsburg in Sunday’s Bundesliga game at Opel Arena. Awoniyi was stretchered off with his neck in a brace and was motionless before he was rushed to the hospital for further observation. Beierlorzer confirmed the 22-year-old forward suffered a severe concussion but has recovered from the problem. “We have received the all-clear from the doctors. He has regained consciousness and can remember the things that happened,” Beierlorzer was quoted as saying by AFP. “He has a severe concussion and has to stay in the hospital for observation.” Awoniyi has featured in 11 league games, scoring one goal since his arrival at Opel Arena on loan last summer from Liverpool.center_img Loading…last_img read more

After tight battle in Big City Classic, Syracuse to meet Notre Dame again in upcoming Big East tournament

first_img Published on April 28, 2013 at 11:47 am Contact David: [email protected] | @DBWilson2 EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — For 45 minutes, nothing separated the nation’s No. 1 and No. 7 teams. Notre Dame’s staunch defense and superb goaltending illustrated why it was regarded as the team to beat heading into the final weeks of the season. Syracuse’s hustle and equally firm defense demonstrated why it could play with anyone.For the final 15 minutes of the Konica Minolta Big City Classic at MetLife Stadium, the Orange asserted itself as the better of the two — even if by a slim margin. And in less than a week they’ll go at it again.The Fighting Irish will have a chance to avenge its 10-4 loss to SU in East Rutherford, N.J., in just days, when the two meet in the first round of the Big East tournament in Villanova, Pa., on Thursday. The winner will advance to next Saturday’s Big East championship against the winner of the earlier semifinal game between the Wildcats and Georgetown.“Mentally we’ve got to get that edge back going into this next game because it’s really difficult to play a team you just beat, play them a few days later,” Syracuse head coach John Desko said. “It’s mental challenge for us as coaches and players.”For the first 15 minutes, the Orange and UND defenses traded blows, missed opportunities and made spectacular saves. SU midfielder Scott Loy freed himself up on the right side of the field, no defender within five yards. When he cranked up to shoot though, Notre Dame goaltender John Kemp slid over and deflected Loy’s shot with ease.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFor 10 minutes, this is how things went. The game was even, as expected. Both Syracuse and the Irish found chances, but Kemp and SU goaltender Dominic Lamolinara positioned themselves in the way when they needed too. But for much of the first quarter, the stalwart defenses kept the opposition away from the cage.UND midfielder Tyler Kimball scrambled around atop the Irish offensive zone, but David Hamlin came in full pursuit. The Syracuse midfielder harassed Kimball, causing a turnover and keeping the teams level through one quarter.“When you come off a win, the tendency is to not evaluate the other team because whatever you did last time worked,” Desko. “I think we can’t do that as coaches. We have to have a Plan B ready.”Even as his defense collapsed in the fourth quarter, Notre Dame head coach Kevin Corrigan said he wouldn’t change anything up in practice this week. The Fighting Irish have played well enough all season to merit the No. 1 ranking. Saturday’s collapse was just “a manifestation of four quarters of bad lacrosse.”Said Corrigan: “We’ll come back on Friday – or Thursday – and try it again.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more