"He's fine": Napoli 'keeper Ospina out of hospital after head injury scare

Heather Diaz
March 20, 2019

Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina was taken to hospital after collapsing during Napoli's Serie A match against Udinese on Sunday.

Napoli players looked horrified as he was being stretched off, with keeper Alex Meret readying himself to come on.

Ospina, who is now on loan from Arsenal, suffered a cut to the head early in the first half after colliding with Udinese winger Ignacio Pussetto while trying to cut out a cross.

Napoli, meanwhile, are reported to have ordered an investigation into decisions taken by medics, who allowed Ospina to continue playing, and transferred him initially to the nearby San Paolo hospital where there is no neurosurgery department.

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

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Ospina joined the Italian club last August from Arsenal on a one-year loan with an option to buy.

'David Ospina has had a CAT scan after being involved in a collision during the game, ' Napoli tweeted on Sunday night.

But, in the second half, goals from Arkadiusz Milik and Dries Mertens restored their two-goal advantage to give them a 4-2 victory.

He has played in 13 Serie A games this season and featured in all six Champions League game for Napoli.

He arrived at Arsenal in the summer of 2014 but failed to nail a starting role at the Emirates, making just 27 league appearances for the Gunners.

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