Osimhen collapses, stretchered off in Napoli defeat


Johnny Edward

Super Eagles striker Victor Osimhen was stretchered off in Napoli’s 4-2 defeat at Atalanta on Sunday, after he collapsed in the final minute of the encounter, The PUNCH reports.

The 21-year-old, who was making his 10th Serie A appearance for Napoli since he joined the club for a record €70m, including add-ons and bonuses, fell awkwardly and bumped the back of his head on the ground.

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He seemed to lose consciousness and was rushed off on a stretcher to a nearby ambulance as calls were made for oxygen.

A Sky Sport Italia pitch-side reporter revealed that Osimhen lost consciousness.

“It’s not clear what happened. He was down for a while, people thought he was injured, but then the players and staff started calling for oxygen,” he wrote.

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“He was put onto the stretcher and rushed off the field into the ambulance.”

It was learnt that the former Lille striker regained consciousness after he was attended to by the club’s medics, but Napoli are yet to issue an official statement on the incident.


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