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Karius suffered a concussion during Champions League final

Hospital scans have revealed Liverpool goalkeeper Loris Karius sustained a concussion during the Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid, during which he made two crucial errors.

Massachusetts General Hospital have confirmed the German underwent assessments on May 31, five days after the 3-1 loss in Kiev.

Karius was on holiday in the United States, but Liverpool's medical staff wanted him to be checked out, and a subsequent examination found evidence of concussion which doctors say could have affected his performance.

The goalkeeper was caught in the head by Sergio Ramos at a corner before Real's opening goal, which was the first to be blamed on Karius.

"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," said a statement from MGH.

"Mr Karius' principal residual symptoms and objective signs suggested that visual spatial dysfunction existed and likely occurred immediately following the event. It could be possible that such deficits would affect performance."

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