The Colombian collided with Udinese’s Argentine forward Ignacio Pussetto during the Italian Serie A football match at the San Paolo stadium in Naples on March 17, 2019. The 39-year-old is said to have received treatment after colliding with striker Ignacio Pussetto minutes into the game at the Stadio San Paolo.
On loan from Arsenal, he returned to play with bandages around his head after receiving stitches to his forehead. But 41 minutes later, Ospina collapsed to the ground and was transferred by ambulance to the nearby San Paolo hospital for tests.
Having made 94 caps for the national side, he will miss Colombia’s international friendlies against Japan on March 22 and South Korea four days later.
Napoli coach Carlo Ancelotti visited Ospina on Monday morning at the Pineta Grande Clinic where he was transferred and placed under observation for 24 hours after Sunday’s game.
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The player will be out of the hospital later on Monday, media reports in Italy confirmed.
Napoli, meanwhile, are reported to have ordered an investigation into decisions taken by medics, who allowed initially allowed Ospina to continue playing before being transferred to the nearby San Paolo hospital where there is no neurosurgery department.
Ospina suffered“a hypotensive crisis resulting from a head injury”. Napoli had said on Sunday, which is a sudden fall in blood pressure which can cause dizziness and fainting. Ospina played for six years with French club Nice before joining Arsenal in 2014. He arrived in Napoli last August on a one-year loan with an option to buy.
He has played 14 league games for Serie A runners-up Napoli including Sunday’s 4-2 win over Udinese.