Abia Defender Olowo Suffers Concussion, Out For Two Weeks

Abia Warriors defender, Emmanuel Olowo, who suffered a concoction during last Sunday’s 2-2 draw with Enugu Rangers International, will be out for at least two weeks, the club has said.

The team’s Media Officer, Igwe Onuoha said in a statement on Monday that the defender is in a stable condition after being discharged from the hospital in Umuahia.

The former Kano Pillars star was accidentally punched by his goalkeeper John Gaadi who wanted to punch away, a goal-bound shot. He then suffered concoction and collapsed at the field of play, forcing the centre referee, Ferdinand Udoh to temporarily stop the game.

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

Onuoha quoted the Head of Abia Warriors’ medical team, Dr Enyinnaya Anozie as saying “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.

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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