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Victor Osimhen in hospital after worrying head injury vs. Atalanta

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

The forward hit his head after a challenge alongside Cristian Romero and he lost consciousness.

His teammates and the Atalanta players were clearly concerned once they noticed what was happening, with some even heard calling for oxygen. The TV cameras even stopped focusing on the player, a sign that something was very wrong.

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 until Monday. 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 €80 million

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