Karius ‘sustained concussion’ – doctors

Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius sustained a concussion during last month's Champions League final defeat by Real Madrid, according to doctors.

The German shot-stopper travelled to the United States to undergo tests in Boston which stated immediate impacts were ‘likely’ and it was ‘possible’ that such an injury ‘would affect performance’.

The 24-year-old made two high-profile errors in the match; his throw-out was charged down by Karim Benzema for the first goal and he let Gareth Bale’s long-range effort through his hands for the third.

Dr Ross Zafonte clarified his conclusions after running tests on the former Mainz goalkeeper and added: “We expect him to make a full recovery based on the results of the examination.”

Karius received a barrage of criticism after the match, including death threats.

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