Relief as Osimhen rejoins Napoli teammates after concussion

Osimhen

Napoli striker Victor Osimhen rejoined his teammates on Monday night after he lost consciousness in the final minute of Sunday’s Serie A clash against Atalanta.

Osimhen hit his head on the turf after a Cristian Romero challenge during Napoli’s 4-2 defeat at the Gewiss Stadium in Bergamo, lost consciousness and was rushed to the hospital.

Accompanied by Napoli’s doctor, the striker was rushed to Bergamo’s Papa Giovanni Hospital, where he spent the night under observation until Monday night, when he was cleared after series of test.

The I Partenopei, while giving updates on their injured players, said Osimhen was fine and had rejoined the team.

“Victor Osimhen, following the injury with head trauma suffered in the final minutes of Atalanta-Napoli, underwent tests with negative results,” Napoli wrote on their official website.

The 22-year-old has been struggling with health problems lately, as he dislocated his shoulder on international duty in November, then was diagnosed with COVID-19 in early January.

Meanwhile, Napoli also revealed that Dries Mertens, who returned from therapy in Belgium, could return to training this week.

“Mertens carried out the isokinetic test and personalised work on the pitch and in the gym,” the club wrote in a statement.

“Dries will consider returning to the group in the coming days.”

But the statement confirmed Elseijd Hysaj, David Ospina, Diego Demme and Andrea Petagna were still working separately. Punch

 

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