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Napoli keeper Ospina kept in hospital after head injury against Udinese

Napoli keeper Ospina kept in hospital after head injury against Udinese

"Napoli gave a further update on their official Twitter account, saying Ospina would stay in a clinic overnight for observation".

Arsenal goalkeeper David Ospina was taken to hospital after collapsing midway through his loan club Napoli's Serie A match against Udinese on Sunday.

The Colombian worldwide, 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.

"The CAT scan was negative".

The Colombia global insisted on continuing to play, despite suffering a cut to the forehead.

Following the treatment, Ospina went on to concede twice before fainting on the pitch without anyone around him in the 44th minute, prompting his anxious Napoli team-mates to call for the stretcher.

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Napoli, meanwhile, are reported to have ordered an investigation into decisions taken by medics, who allowed Ospina to continue playing, and transferred him initially to the nearby San Paolo hospital where there is no neurosurgery department.

Ospina joined the Italian club last August from Arsenal on a one-year loan with an option to buy.

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

Ospina signed for the Gunners in July 2014 but has only made 27 league appearances for the Premier League side.

"Ospina will remain at Napoli next season, regardless of how many games he plays".