Schalke extended their club record winless run in the Bundesliga to 27 games but their 2-2 draw at 10-man Augsburg was overshadowed by a serious head injury to German international striker Mark Uth.
The 29-year-old Uth appeared to immediately lose consciousness in an aerial clash of heads with Augsburg’s Felix Uduokhai and he thumped awkwardly onto the ground on landing.
Emergency medical assistance was provided on the pitch for some 10 minutes before Uth was carried off on a stretcher.
Schalke tweeted during the game he was “responsive and stable” while “on the way to the hospital with our team doctor.”
Schalke fell behind to Suat Serdar’s first half own goal before Benito Raman and Nassim Boujellab turned the game after the break either side of Florian Niederlechner’s dismissal for the hosts.
But Marco Richter’s injury-time header denied Schalke a first league victory since January and kept them bottom of the table as Augsburg moved up to 10th.