Mainz striker Taiwo Awoniyi was stretchered off in his side’s clash against Augsburg after suffering a serious injury in one of Sunday’s Bundesliga matches.
Awoniyi, who is on loan from Liverpool at Mainz, landed awkwardly and, after a delay, was carried off on a stretcher with his neck in a brace.
The 22-year-old was left hurt after a clash of heads with Augsburg defender Felix Uduokhai who is also courted to play for the Super Eagles.
Mainz on their official twitter handle confirmed that Awoniyi will be spending the night at the hospital but the club said it was only a precautionary move.
This development may be a setback for the former Nigeria youth international who lately has been making inroads at Mainz with Sunday’s outing his fourth successive start for the club.
Awoniyi has only found the back of the net once against Köln for the Opel Arena outfit in this campaign.
Unfortunately, Mainz after losing Awoniyi also lost Sunday’s game to Augsburg by a lone goal.
Mainz will be away to Borussia Dortmund in the next round of league games on Wednesday.