David Ospina will stay in hospital for 24 hours after he collapsed on the pitch after suffering a head injury during Napoli’s 4-2 win over Udinese.
The Colombia international, on loan at the San Paolo for the season, collided with Udinese’s Ignacio Pussetto early in the game but continued playing for 41 minutes with a heavily bandaged head. Just before half time, he collapsed and was subsequently stretchered off.
Coach Carlo Ancelotti has allayed fears of any lasting damage saying, “Fortunately it’s nothing serious, he’s conscious, they did a CAT scan that is negative, he’ll remain under observation tonight.”
Napoli have since released a statement confirming Ospina suffered “a hypotensive crisis resulting from a head injury” – that sounds quite scary but is basically a sudden fall in blood pressure which can cause dizziness.
We wish Dave a swift recovery, there’s a chance we could face him next month now that we’ve drawn Napoli in the Europa League.