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.