Napoli striker Victor Osimhen rushed to hospital after being knocked UNCONSCIOUS in sickening fall during Atalanta loss

Napoli striker Victor Osimhen rushed to hospital after being knocked UNCONSCIOUS in sickening fall during Atalanta loss

February 25, 2021

NAPOLI striker Victor Osimhen was rushed to hospital after being knocked unconscious against Atalanta.

Osimhen suffered a sickening fall during the defeat with fears over his health.

The striker stayed in hospital overnight for observation after being stretchered off the pitch.

Osimhen fell awkwardly after colliding with Atalanta defender Cristian Romero.

The Nigerian forward was knocked out by the collision but he was concious after being taken off by medical staff.

It took place in the closing minutes of Napoli's 4-2 Serie A defeat to Atalanta.

Napoli released a statement which said: "Following his injury and head trauma he had undergone tests with negative results."

The highly-rated striker moved to Napoli last summer from Lille despite interest from Manchester United.

But the 22-year-old has had a challenging season after being injured on international duty in November before testing positive for Covid-19.

Osimhen has been limited to just 16 appearances for Napoli this season, scoring just two goals.

Napoli will hope the striker can be released from the Bergamo hospital swiftly and return to full fitness to help the club during the run-in.

The side are currently seventh in the league but still have a chance of qualifying for the Champions League.

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