Victor Osimhen to remain in hospital overnight after being knocked out

Napoli star Victor Osimhen to remain in hospital overnight after being knocked UNCONSCIOUS during Serie A defeat at Atalanta

  • Victor Osimhen has been taken to hospital after being knocked unconscious  
  • The Napoli striker collided with Cristian Romero during the loss to Atalanta 
  • Osimhen, 22, will remain in hospital overnight under observation after the injury
  • Napoli released a statement saying tests had returned ‘negative results’ 

Napoli forward Victor Osimhen will remain overnight in hospital under observation after being knocked unconscious during the final minutes of Sunday’s Italian league match at Atalanta.

Osimhen fell awkwardly after a collision with Atalanta defender Cristian Romero and hit his head on the field. The Nigerian international was conscious as he was stretchered off and rushed to the hospital.

Napoli released a brief statement saying that ‘following his injury and head trauma … he had undergone tests with negative results.’

Victor Osimhen will remain in hospital overnight after being knocked unconscious on Sunday

The Napoli star collided with Cristian Romero as the Parthenopeans fell to a 4-2 defeat

The southern-based club said Osimhen would remain under observation in Bergamo until Monday.

The incident occurred in stoppage time of Atalanta’s 4-2 win over Napoli.

Osimhen joined Napoli from Lille at the end of July for a fee of around 80 million euros. He was injured on international duty in November and then tested positive for coronavirus over the winter break. 

The 22-year-old was stretchered off the pitch and tests returned negative results

Osimhen has had a slow start to life in Italy with injuries and covid-19 keeping him sidelined

The 22-year-old only returned to action in late January after an absence of more than two months.

The Nigeria international has played just 16 games across all competitions for Napoli this season, scoring twice and providing one assist for Gennaro Gattuso’s side. 

Sunday’s defeat sees the Parthenopeans drop to seventh in the league table, 13 points adrift of league leaders Inter while they trail Atalanta, who occupy fourth position, by three points. 

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