There is a some relief in the Abia Warriors camp as defender, Emmanuel Olowo, who suffered a concussion 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 International, is now in stable condition after being discharged from the hospital in Umuahia.
The former Kano Pillars star was accidentally punched by John Gaadi who wanted to punch away, a goal-bound shot, and he suffered concussion and collapsed at the field of play.
This forced the centre 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, 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 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”, he further stated.
Dr Anozie commended the medical team on ground for doing a good job and ensuring that the player was revived before being taken to the hospital.