Ospina under observation after head injury

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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.

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Ivan Drago
Ivan Drago

Why leave him on with a head injury?

Wilsheres Middle Finger
Wilsheres Middle Finger

A case of ‘The boy who cried wolf’. Get well soon big D. 🤕

Stephen
Stephen

That was ill-timed.

Goonerink

I don’t think so, dave goes down every time he makes a save.
If he said to the medical team he could go on what more could ancelotti do?
Quite an accurate metaphor.

My Arse-nal
My Arse-nal

But surely a heavily bandaged head would indicate that there has been some damage done? So it’s a bit unfair to say about “the boy who cried wolf”.

Tbone
Tbone

It’s not up to the player to decide if he should play on or not. Not with a head injury. That’s why clubs have medical teams.

Decisions like this could be devastating to a players career. Let’s just hope Ospina will come back.

Mesut O'Neill
Mesut O'Neill

They didn’t want to use of of their subs too early.

Keeper subs should be separate from outfield subs, you should always be able to do a keeper for keeper sub without affecting the outfield subs.

Obviously if he gets sent off that is different.

Berlingoon
Berlingoon

I think this time he’s taken it a bit too far. 😋
No, seriously: Get well soon, Dave.

Paul Roberts
Paul Roberts

Get well soooooooooooooonnnnnnnnnnaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! 🙂

Badaab
Badaab

Proof that a lack of neck doesn’t improve blood flow to the brain, I guess. In all seriousness, get well soon, Dave.

Matt
Matt

They did a CAT scan and didn’t find anything? 😂

Lord Bendnter
Lord Bendnter

A CAT scan can be negative despite damage and injury. So he has to be kept under observation.

Dr. Bendnter

TeeCee
TeeCee

Good thing too. Nothing like a cat infestation to ruin a player’s career.

Merlin’s Panini
Merlin’s Panini

I hope it’s not too serious. He’s a decent bloke, Ospina. I’m not sure all the jokes (while admittedly funny) are really appropriate.

Richie

Agreed, it’s no time for bad jokes, poor Dave spent the night in Ospital.

Chickenshite

Awful news. Hopefully he makes a speedy recovery.

Lord Bendnter
Lord Bendnter

Why did they have to scan his cat?

Nick
Nick

Oooooooooooooooooooooshit..

Teryima Adi
Teryima Adi

Thank God you are alright, Bro.