Napoli’s on-loan Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina faints on the pitch and has to be taken to hospital after suffering blow to the head
- David Ospina has been rushed to hospital after suffering a blow to the head
- The Napoli goalkeeper was caught on the head by Udinese’s Ignacio Pussetto
- Ospina, who is on loan from Arsenal, played on but later fainted on the pitch
- He received immediate treatment from medics before he was taken off
- Reports in Italy say that the Colombian has regained consciousness in hospital
Arsenal loanee David Ospina has been rushed to hospital after suffering a blow to the head during Napoli’s Serie A encounter with Udinese on Sunday.
The 30-year-old was caught on the head in a collision with Udinese winger Ignacio Pussetto after only seven minutes of the first half.
The Colombian goalkeeper received treatment immediately after the nasty clash that left him with a cut to his forehead but was able to play on.
Arsenal loanee David Ospina has been rushed to hospital after suffering a blow to the head
The Napoli goalkeeper receives treatment after a collision with Udinese’s Ignacio Pussetto
Ospina opted to carry on with the game with his head wrapped in bandages on Sunday
Following the treatment, Ospina went on to concede twice before fainting on the pitch without anyone around him in the 44th minute, prompting his worried Napoli team-mates to call for the stretcher.
The goalkeeper was tended to immediately again before being driven off the pitch on a stretcher and rushed to a nearby hospital.
Alex Meret came on to replace Ospina before the break. Napoli went on to win the game 4-2.
Goalkeeper required further treatment from doctors after he fainted with nobody around him
Ospina receives medical attention after fainting on the pitch towards the end of the first half
Ospina was then put on to a stretcher and rushed to a nearby hospital in Naples
According to reports in Italy, Ospina has since regained consciousness and is with his wife
Ospina made his loan move to the Naples club from the Gunners last summer following the arrival of Bernd Leno.
He would be eligible to face his parent club in the Europa League after Napoli were drawn against Arsenal for the quarter-finals.
Napoli will be hoping Ospina makes a full and quick recovery following the worrying scenes on Sunday.