Nigerian forward, Taiwo Awoniyi has spoken for the first time suffering concussion during Mainz 1-0 loss against Augsburg in a German Bundesliga match.

The 22-year-old was rushed to the University hospital in Mainz after collapsing on the pitch in the first half following an aerial duel with Felix Uduokhai.

“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.

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The former Golden Eaglet star is expected to miss Wednesday’s match against Borussia Dortmund and Werder Bremen on Saturday, according to Mainz Sporting Director, Rouven Schroder.

Awoniyi added: “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.”

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