Osimhen Hospitalised After Losing Consciousness In Serie A

Trouble continues for Napoli forward Victor Osimhen after he was hospitalized on Sunday when he lost consciousness following a knock to the head in Sunday’s 4-2 defeat to Atalanta in Serie A.

The Nigerian striker has stretched off the pitch in Bergamo after 90 minutes after hitting his head on the ground after a Cristian Romero challenge.

The 22-year-old came around as he was being transported to the hospital in northern Italy where tests revealed head trauma, but were reassuring, Napoli said.

“The player will remain in Bergamo until tomorrow (Monday) under clinical observation,” the team said in a statement.

Neither coach Gennaro Gattuso nor his players spoke to the media after the match which was a clash for fourth place and the Champions League berths.

The forward, who joined the club from Lille last summer, had only returned to action last month after being sidelined for over two months with a shoulder injury and coronavirus.

Despite a promising start to the season, Osimhen has scored just two goals for the club.

Napoli fell to their third defeat in five league games as Atalanta warmed-up for next week’s Champions League clash with Real Madrid to move fourth in Serie A.

Atalanta is fourth one point behind third-placed Roma who was held 0-0 at Benevento.

Napoli is seventh, three points off the Champions League places, with pressure on Gattuso after also losing their Europa League tie at Granada during the week.


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