Naby Keita was forced to leave the pitch for Liverpool in the first half of their Champions League match against Napoli on Wednesday evening.
He hadn’t been having his best game up to that point and it was no real loss for Jurgen Klopp’s side when Jordan Henderson replaced him.
A tight game looked like playing out to a 1-1 draw but Lorenzo Insigne won all three points for Napoli right at the end, a crucial boost to the Italian club’s hopes of progressing from the tough group.
Following the match, Liverpool released a statement about Keita’s situation: ‘Liverpool Football Club can confirm Naby Keita was taken to hospital in Naples on Wednesday evening during the first half of the Champions League fixture with SSC Napoli.
The midfielder started the game at the Stadio San Paolo, but was substituted inside the opening 20 minutes and replaced by Jordan Henderson after alerting the team’s medical staff to back pain.
Keita was transferred to a local hospital with the club doctor, where – with the midfielder’s agreement – he underwent a number of precautionary health checks to assess his condition.’
CalcioNapoli24 cover that but also add information they say they’ve received themselves. It’s stated Keita spent the night at Cardarelli hospital in the cardiology unit.
Cardiology is known as the branch of medicine which deals with heart issues and circulation.
After ‘precautionary tests’, the results remain ‘stationary’ and Keita is set to undergo further tests on Thursday morning, according to the claims.
There’s an optimistic slant to it, with CalcioNapoli24 explaining, unless anything ‘unforeseen’ happens, a discharge is expected this morning.