Legene bekrefter at Karius fikk hjernerystelse i finalen

– Mulig at det har påvirket hvordan han spilte.

4. jun 2018 kl 21.01 Arve Vassbotten

ESPN skrev mandag kveld at Loris Karius ble sendt til et sykehus i Boston for undersøkelser av hodet, da han dro på ferie til USA etter Champions League-finalen.

Karius fikk en smell i hodet i et sammenstøt med Sergio Ramos kort tid før Real Madrid tok ledelsen.

I en meget uvanlig uttalelse skriver nå legene Dr. Ross Zafonte og Lenore Herget ved Massachusetts General Hospital på sykehusets hjemmesider at Karius fikk en hjernerystelse under finalen, og at dette kan ha påvirket hvordan han spilte.

Karius gjorde som kjent to tabber i kampen.

Dette står det i uttalelsen

«Statement regarding Loris Karius From Dr. Ross Zafonte and Lenore Herget, PT, DPT

We have received numerous calls today regarding the health status of Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius. With Mr. Karius’s permission, we are providing information about his medical situation in an effort to prevent, where possible, the dissemination of incomplete or erroneous information.

On May 31, 2018 Mr. Karius underwent a comprehensive examination by Dr. Ross Zafonte and Dr. Lenore Herget in Boston at Massachusetts General Hospitaland Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.

After carefully reviewing game film and integrating a detailed history – including his reported present and immediate post-contact subjective symptoms – physical examination and objective metrics, we have concluded that Mr. Karius sustained a concussion during the match May 26, 2018.

At the time of our evaluation, Mr. Karius’s principal residual symptoms and objective signs suggested that visual spatial dysfunction existed and likely occurred immediately following the event. Additional symptomatic and objectively noted areas of dysfunction also persisted. It could be possible that such deficits would affect performance.

We also note that Mr. Karius has reported significant and steady improvement since the concussive event, and we expect him to make a full recovery based on the results of the examination. We expect that with treatment and by following prescribed activity protocols he will continue to improve. We have encouraged vigilance and an emphasis on safety in his eventual return to full activity.

This is the only comment we will be making in relation to this matter. All future media inquiries should be directed to the Liverpool FC Press Office .

Dr. Ross Zafonte

Senior VP of Medical Affairs, Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital

Chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Massachusetts General Hospital

Lenore Herget, PT, DPT

Senior Physical Therapist, Sports Medicine Center, Massachusetts General Hospital»

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