Ospina in hospital after collapsing on pitch

Goalkeeper David Ospina collapsed and was taken to hospital after suffering a head injury during Napoli's win against Udinese.

Napoli goalkeeper David Ospina is carted off after collapsing on the pitch following a head injury.   -  Getty Images

Napoli has confirmed goalkeeper David Ospina will be kept in hospital overnight after he collapsed on the pitch during Sunday's Serie A match against Udinese.

The Colombia international, who is on loan from Premier League club Arsenal, suffered a head injury in the game and will remain under observation for 24 to 48 hours after undergoing a CAT scan. Ospina collided with Udinese winger Ignacio Pussetto while attempting to gather a ball driven across the penalty area.

After suffering a cut to his head and receiving on-field treatment, the 30-year-old shot-stopper initially played on, only to fall to the ground unconscious later in the first half.


Napoli went on to win 4-2, with second-half goals from Arkadiusz Milik and Dries Mertens keeping it second in the Serie A table.

Ospina has started 14 league games and six Champions League games this season. Napoli travels to play Ospina’s parent club Arsenal in the first leg of the Europa League quarter-finals on April 11.

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