David Ospina collapses after head injury during Napoli game 1 year ago

David Ospina collapses after head injury during Napoli game

The goalkeeper later recovered consciousness and was taken to hospital

David Ospina has been taken to hospital after collapsing during Napoli's game with Udinese on Sunday afternoon.

The Colombian international, on loan with the Italian club from Arsenal, had collided with Udinese's Ignacio Pussetto in the early stages of the game as he attempted to deal with a low cross.

Ospina remained on the field for most of the first half, conceding two goals before he fell to the ground shortly before half-time.


David Ospina

Medical staff rushed to attend to him and he was soon stretchered from the San Paolo Stadium's field. Though he reportedly regained consciousness following the incident, he was taken to a nearby hospital for further assessments.

Ospina made the move to Naples last summer, with Arsenal signing German goalkeeper Bernd Leno. He is not expected to return to the north London club at the end of the season, with his contract due to expire in the summer. Napoli are expected to take up a £4m option to buy him which was agreed as part of his loan deal.

Napoli had taken a two-goal lead in the game thanks to goals from Amin Younes and Jose Callejon. Though Udinese fought back to 2-2, Arkadiusz Milik and Dries Mertens re-established Carlo Ancelotti's side's two-goal cushion in the second half.