Courtois questions whether Karius really had concussion

Date published: Wednesday 6th June 2018 9:33

Thibaut Courtois finds it “strange” to claim that Loris Karius had concussion in the Champions League final.

Karius made two high-profile mistakes as Liverpool were beaten 3-1 by Real Madrid in last month’s showpiece.

The German was involved in a situation with Sergio Ramos minutes before the first error however, and has since undergone concussion tests.

It was confirmed that Karius “sustained a concussion” in the match, leading to some retracting their previous criticism.

Others have doubted the diagnosis however, with Courtois among them.

“It happened to me with Alexis Sanchez – I had a concussion and I couldn’t see the ball, so after 20 minutes I went out of the game because I couldn’t see the ball,” Courtois said.

“I feel sorry for what happened with him, but to blame it on concussion that he made those mistakes – he also made two amazing saves. So that was luck then? I don’t know because he couldn’t see the ball.

“It’s unfortunate for him to have made those mistakes but if you have concussion you will leave the game or the doctors will tell you, ‘Look, you cannot see clearly anymore, you must leave the game.’

“If they want to say it’s because of that, it’s OK. He said after the game he made two mistakes, I think everyone will accept that. It can happen as a goalkeeper but to blame it on a concussion now, I find it strange. But if medics say that from Boston, it’s OK.”

F*** the goalkeeper’s union.


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