Napoli returned to have activity in the A series this Sunday, receiving Empoli at the Diego Armando Maradona Stadium. The meeting ended with a defeat for the Neapolitans (1-0), but the football aspect was not the most worrying of the day, but the health of the Pole Piotr Zielinski.
Only 19 minutes after the match, the technical command of the ‘Blues’ was warned of the discomfort of the midfielder, who was taking his chest and could not run normally. Immediately, the 27-year-old athlete approached the area of the benches, so that the medical staff can treat him.
As it was observed in the images of the transmission of the duel, Zielinski was confused by what was happening and leaned down, resting his hands on his knees, trying to take a breath. The doctors could not get the player to reestablish himself and requested his change, arguing that he should not take risks.
Lorenzo Insigne was the one who entered the field, while his affected teammate went to the substitute area. Let us remember that in October 2020, Piotr Zielinski tested positive for COVID-19, spent a few weeks in isolation until he overcame the disease and, without major inconveniences, returned to activity with the campus.
Napoli sent a medical report
Hours after what happened during Napoli vs. Empoli, the ‘Blues’ provided a report on the Polish state of health, to the comfort of the fans. According to the statement, the footballer presented breathing difficulties, but the tests to which he was subjected, to discover a more serious problem, gave negative results.
It is worth mentioning that Piotr Zielinski has played 16 of the 17 Serie A dates in the 2021-22 season. The outstanding central midfielder is a key part of his team and coach Luciano Spalletti will wait for his full recovery to be able to consider him again.
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