Napoli’s Osimhen remains in hospital after head trauma

BERGAMO, ITALY (AP) – Napoli forward Victor Osimhen will remain overnight in hospital under observation after being knocked unconscious during the final minutes of Sunday’s Italian league match at Atalanta.

Osimhen fell awkwardly after a collision with Atalanta defender Cristian Romero and hit his head on the field. The Nigerian international was conscious as he was stretchered off and rushed to the hospital.

Napoli released a brief statement saying that “following his injury and head trauma… he had undergone tests with negative results.” The southern-based club said Osimhen would remain under observation in Bergamo.

The incident occurred in stoppage time of Atalanta’s 4-2 win over Napoli.

Osimhen joined Napoli from Lille at the end of July for a fee of around EUR80 million. He was injured on international duty in November and then tested positive for coronavirus over the winter break. The 22-year-old Osimhen only returned to action on January 24 after an absence of more than two months.

Atalanta’s Marten de Roon vies for the ball with Napoli’s Victor Osimhen during a Serie A football match in Bergamo’s Atleti Azzurri d’Italia stadium, Italy. PHOTO: AP