Published: Wed, March 20, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Napoli's Ospina collapses on pitch after suffering head injury

Napoli's Ospina collapses on pitch after suffering head injury

Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti has previous said about Ospina's future: "Ospina was meant to play on Thursday in the Europa League, but wasn't feeling up to it, so I switched things around and used him against Torino instead".

Napoli confirm David Ospina's CAT scan was clear and he did not lose consciousness, but had a "hypotensive crisis" following the head injury.

Ospina was rushed to hospital and model wife Jesica is reportedly by his side as he begins his recovery after undergoing a CT scan.

Ospina injured his head in a collision with Udinese forward Ignacio Pussetto during the opening minutes of the game but insisted he was fine to continue.

"Ospina will be transferred in the next few hours to the Pineta Grande Clinic where he will stay under observation for the next 24 hours", the statement added. The Colombian goalkeeper received treatment immediately after the nasty clash that left him with a cut to his forehead but was able to play on.

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Ospina was replaced by substitute goalkeeper Alex Meret in the 44th minute and taken to hospital for tests.

Seko Fofana found the target as Udinese suffered a 4-2 defeat to Napoli in Sunday's Italian Serie A encounter.

"Ospina will remain at Napoli next season, regardless of how many games he plays", the Napoli boss said in February, per FourFourTwo.

Ospina signed for the Gunners in July 2014 but has only made 27 league appearances for the Premier League side.

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