Ospina in hospital after collapsing on pitch

Serie A David Ospina hospitalised after collapsing on pitch during Napoli’s win over Udinese

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But David Ospina's life is not at risk.

Napoli goalkeeper David Ospina has been discharged from hospital and is recovering from his frightening collapse after a knock to the head at the weekend, the Serie A club announced on Monday. They say Ospina is conscious and that his wife is with him in hospital.

"Ospina will be transferred in the next few hours to the Pineta Grande Clinic where he will stay under observation for the next 24 hours", the statement added.

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The original incident occurred early on in the match when he dived out to meet a low cross and collided with Udinese's Argentinean striker Ignacio Pussetto in the seventh minute.

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

However, on 42 minutes, Ospina collapsed to the ground with nobody around him.

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He was replaced by substitute keeper Alex Meret - who has been battling with Ospina for the No.1 shirt at San Paolo Stadium this season.

He has played 14 league games for Serie A runners-up Napoli including Sunday's 4-2 win over Udinese.

"Ospina will remain at Napoli next season, regardless of how many games he plays", the Napoli boss said in February, per FourFourTwo. Ospina made his loan move to the Naples club from the Gunners last summer following the arrival of Bernd Leno.

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The Italians were drawn against Arsenal in the Europa League quarter-finals and will travel to London on April 11.

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