Liverpool youngster withdrawn from international duty following ‘sickening’ head injury

The 17-year-old, fortunately, returned to his feet.

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17-year-old winger Ben Doak has been forced to pull out of the Scotland U21’s squad with a ‘sickening’ head injury.

Just this campaign, Doak has scored 10 goals in all competitions and gained attraction from Jurgen Klopp, who has played him in five senior appearances.

Unfortunately, for the young starlet, his international duties have been cut short and so he will miss matches against Sweden and Wales.

He suffered the injury after the Scotsman competed for a ball in the air, which ended in a severe clash of heads with an opposing player.

The Herald described Doak’s injury as ‘sickening’ as he found himself led on the floor in a contest vs Sporting Lisbon in the U19’s UEFA Youth League.

Although he initially seemed to be okay to play on, it began to take its toll as he stumbled to the deck to receive urgent medical attention.

Doak then regained consciousness and was helped to his feet, but Barry Lewtas took some initiative to remove him from the field of play.

Lewtas, the Liverpool U19’s head coach, spoke after the game.

“Ben is okay. He obviously couldn’t continue, but our medical staff got to him quickly.”

Luckily, the injury is not as serious as it may well have been, and the most important aspect is making sure Doak’s recovery is taken seriously and he returns when is most appropriate.

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