Costinha hospitalized with head injury[R]

Discussion in 'Portugal' started by _DvA_, Oct 28, 2004.

  1. _DvA_

    _DvA_ New Member

    Sep 28, 2004
    Almada, Portugal
    OPORTO, Portugal (AFP) - FC Porto captain Francisco Costinha remained in hospital after suffering a head injury during the team's 2-1 away loss to Vitoria Guimaraes in a Portuguese Cup match.

    The 29-year-old international midfielder collapsed on the pitch after colliding with Vitoria midfielder Falvio Meireles in the 77th minute of Wednesday's match and had to be stretchered off the pitch.

    Costinha briefly lost consciousness and suffered memory loss, the club said in a statement. "His clinical situation is evolving favourably and his prognosis is good," the statement added.

    The player was first taken to a hospital in the northern city of Guimaraes before being moved to a private hospital in the country's second city Oporto.
  2. Portista69

    Portista69 New Member

    Sep 6, 2004
    FC Porto
    Nat'l Team:
    I watched the game and the incident with Costinha was pretty scary, but i'm glad to hear he's going to be alright. As Costinha goes so does Porto.

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