The defeat 4-0 in the third degree 1. A serious injury to Felix Gotze overshadowed FC Kaiserslautern in Victoria Berlin. The 23-year-old suffered a broken hairline on his skull and is in intensive care.
The 71st minute kicks off at the Friedrich-Ludwig Jansportpark in Berlin. After a shot from a tee by Lutheran goalkeeper Mathieu Raab, the ball flies high in the air at midfield level. Lutheran player Felix Gotze climbed into a header, but suddenly crashed into the temple from behind with the force of teammate Marvin Singer. The 23-year-old Gotze immediately collapsed and doubled in pain on the ground. The surrounding players as well as referee Konrad Oldhaver react quickly and wave to the medic.
Paramedics immediately run to the field using a stretcher. It’s clearly not fast enough for Lutheran’s Philip Hirscher. He extends his hand so the stretcher can reach his teammate faster. Many FCK fans who traveled with them chanted Götze. Paramedics check Götze’s health for several minutes, then he is taken from the field to the hospital for further examinations.
“This takes you away”
Lutherne coach Marco Antwerp said after the match about the brother of the 2014 world champion Mario Gotze: “When you see something like that, it naturally takes you away. The boy is not really responsive anymore. But of course we hope it is not so bad.”
In the evening, the club announced that Felix Götze had been diagnosed with a cranial telangiectasia. He is in the intensive care unit at a Berlin hospital for further observation and examination. Under these conditions, it is working fine so far.
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