Tuesday 26 October 2021
again and again the head
Another injury drama about professional FCK Gotze
Felix Gotze just recovered from a hairline cleft in his skull. But 1. Once again FC Kaiserslautern is very concerned about the 23-year-old. In a confrontation in the match against Duisburg, he again suffered a head injury and was taken to the hospital.
Once again Felix Gotze, another collision, another head injury. Mario Gotze’s 23-year-old brother has to take a lot of hard blows this season. In the third-division match between MSV Duisburg and 1. FC Kaiserslautern, the Red Devils midfielder remained stationary in the 85th minute after hitting Duisburg’s Rolf Welcher in the opponent’s penalty area.
While referee Konrad Oldhaver did not initially notice the incident, MSV guard Leo Winkoff and FFC player Kenny Prince Redondo rushed to provide first aid and waved panic to the medical staff. In front of his family, Götze was taken off the field after initial treatment on the field and taken to hospital after further treatment in the catacombs of the Duisburg stadium.
The match went on without Goetze, and finished 1:1, but the score was only a minor matter that evening. Interest in the 23-year-old dominated the stands at Duisburg and among the players on the field. While the Kaiserslautern players took a photo of their healing wishes and the audience sang “You’ll Never Walk Alone”, Gotze was treated in the locker room and received an injection.
“A big thank you to the doctor from MSV, who responded very well and was cautious and was able to stabilize Felix immediately after his departure. We are pleased that he is conscious and can be taken to hospital quickly. Now we have to wait and see what the investigations show,” said guest coach Marco Antwerp after the match.
Mario Gotze’s younger brother fractured his skull in August. After colliding in the match in Victoria Berlin, he was taken to the intensive care unit of the Berlin Clinic for further treatment. This was followed by a break of several weeks and a return at the end of September in a match against Vfl Osnabrück.
Just a month later, a new setback, a new head injury. “Of course, the hesitation is bad,” Kaiserslautern coach Antwerp said.