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19:04    14 Mar 2016

Collapsed Abia Warriors defender Olowo out for 2 weeks

Abia Warriors defender Emmanuel Olowo will be out for at least two weeks after he collapsed at the weekend game against Enugu Rangers, according to the club.

The former Heartland central defender was accidentally punched by his own goalkeeper, John Gaadi, who wanted to punch away a goal-bound shot, and he suffered concoction and collapsed at the field of play forcing the referee, Ferdinand Udoh, to temporarily stop the game.

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

Head of Abia Warriors’ medical team, 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.”

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