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Abia Warriors defender Olowo out for two weeks

15 March 2016, 10:51Israel Ojoko

Umuahia - Abia Warriors defender, Emmanuel Olowo, who suffered a concoction after receiving an accidental punch at the back of his head by his own goalkeeper during last Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Enugu Rangers FC, is in a stable condition after being discharged from the hospital in Umuahia.

Olowo was accidentally hit by John Gaadi who wanted to punch away a goal-bound shot, and he suffered concoction and collapsed at the field of play forcing the centre referee, Ferdinand Udoh to temporarily stop the Week Six Nigeria Premier League on Sunday game.

He was later revived and rushed to the hospital where he received treatment.

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Head of Abia Warriors’ medical team, Dr Enyinnaya Anozie told the club’s website that the player is in a stable condition but will be out of action for at least two weeks.

“As I speak with you now, he has been discharged from the hospital where he underwent several tests including a computer brain scan to determine the enormity of the injury but he is now in a stable condition, Dr. Anozie said.

According to him, the type of injury he sustained requires that he be rested for at least two weeks during which he would be seriously monitored to ensure he does not engage in any rigorous activity which, he said could trigger more problems for him.

“You know his brain was rattled with the punch, so it was not surprising he collapsed but we thank God he survived”, he further stated.

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