Goalie likely out for season after hitting post

The goalkeeper who was knocked unconscious when he crashed
head-first into a goalpost during a Belgian league game will likely
miss the rest of the season.

Lokeren goalkeeper Barry Boubacar Copa was back home on Tuesday
after spending two days in a hospital to see if there was any
damage to his neck and skull following the incident on Sunday.

The team said he sustained a concussion.

Copa, the Ivory Coast’s national team goalkeeper, was reaching
for a shot in a playoff game against FC Brugge when he smashed into
the post and was briefly knocked out.

Lokeren spokesman Romain Van Schoor said Tuesday the club ”does
not expect him to play in any of the remaining games of the
playoffs,” which end on May 19.