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
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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
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.For
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