Fear for Budimir, he faints on the pitch after the substitution: he is rushed to hospital


Fear for Budimir, he faints on the pitch after the substitution: he is rushed to hospital
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Moments of fear during the LaLiga match between Las Palmas and Osasuna when striker Ante Budimir lost consciousness immediately after being substituted following a hard aerial clash with an opponent in which he had received a hard blow to the head which it had also made him bleed.

The former Crotone and Sampdoria player, after receiving initial treatment from the Osasuna medical staff, was however called back to the bench by coach Jagoba Arrasate who, in his place, sent Kike onto the pitch for the final moments of the match Barja. At that point the 32-year-old Croatian sat down on the away team's bench but once he got up to return to the locker room he fainted, thus convincing the club doctors to transfer him to the nearby hospital to carry out all the necessary checks .


This was revealed by the Osasuna coach in the press conference held at the end of the match which ended with a 1-1 result: ” Now they are taking him to hospital because he has lost consciousness and therefore must be subjected to tests. We hope to have good results. news, but I can't say for sure now because he was dizzy and lost consciousness due to that blow, ” the Osasuna coach confessed.

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The hope of the Pamplona club is that Ante Budimir will return home together with his teammates the following day and that therefore the specialist tests he underwent in hospital will not reveal serious consequences from that hard blow to the head that knocked him out the Croatian giant is fundamental for his team both in front of goal (13 goals in 26 appearances so far in the Spanish championship this season) and for his great generosity which has also made him one of the favorites of the Osasuna fans.

Hope that was only half realized given the latest update on the condition of the Croatian striker released by the medical team of the Spanish team: ” Budimir has suffered a fracture of the right maxillary sinus and is awaiting evaluation by a maxillary surgeon -facial in hospital to determine if surgery is necessary . The player has already returned to the hotel and will return to Pamplona with the team tomorrow ” we read in the note issued via the club's official channels.


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