David Ospina is known for one main thing – always managing to get injured and, against Atalanta, he was again stretchered off with what seemed to be a serious head injury.

Napoli's Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina is stretched out of the pitch following a head injury during the Italian Serie A football match Atalanta vs Napoli played on July 2, 2020 behind closed doors at the Atleti Azzurri d'Italia stadium in Bergamo, as the country eases its lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 infection, caused by the novel coronavirus. (Photo by Miguel MEDINA / AFP) (Photo by MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP via Getty Images)
Napoli’s Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina is stretched out of the pitch following a head injury during the Italian Serie A football match Atalanta vs Napoli played on July 2, 2020 behind closed doors at the Atleti Azzurri d’Italia stadium in Bergamo (Photo by Miguel MEDINA / AFP) (Photo by MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP via Getty Images)

Napoli lost the game 2-0 and Ospina picked up his injury when he collided with both his own teammate, Fabian Ruiz, and opponent Mattia Caldara after making a decent save.

Bleeding from the cut on his forehead, the injury looked like it could be yet another serious one for Ospina’s noggin, but Napoli have confirmed it was merely a minor injury.

A staff medic tends to Napoli's Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina after he collided with Atalanta's Italian defender Mattia Caldara during the Italian Serie A football match Atalanta vs Napoli played on July 2, 2020 behind closed doors at the Atleti Azzurri d'Italia stadium in Bergamo, as the country eases its lockdown aimed at curbing the spread of the COVID-19 infection, caused by the novel coronavirus. (Photo by Miguel MEDINA / AFP)
A staff medic tends to Napoli’s Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina after he collided with Atalanta’s Italian defender Mattia Caldara (Photo by Miguel MEDINA / AFP)

Of course, we all know that Ospina loves to exaggerate injuries but in this instance Napoli were wise to be cautious. In football, we don’t take head injuries seriously enough and that is causing problems.

“The checks carried out on Ospina, after yesterday’s incident, have been successful. The goalkeeper will spend a few days off, “says the statement from Napoli.

He is expected to be fit to face Barcelona in the Champions League that is due to take place at the start of August.

Napoli's Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina (L) resumes playing after being injured during the Italian Serie A football match Napoli vs Udinese at the San Paolo stadium in Naples. (Photo by Carlo Hermann / AFP)
Napoli’s Colombian goalkeeper David Ospina (L) resumes playing after being injured during the Italian Serie A football match Napoli vs Udinese at the San Paolo stadium in Naples. (Photo by Carlo Hermann / AFP)

In March, 2019, Ospina collapsed and had to be rushed to hospital after being allowed to remain on the pitch despite picking up a nasty head injury.

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