Football match in Italy halted after five seconds for serious head injury and eventually abandoned


Scavone, 31, who is on loan from Serie A side Parma, collided in the air with Ascoli forward Giacomo Beretta and fell awkwardly on his head.

The state of the players around him upon impact immediately caused distress as the player visibly lost consciousness.

His club, Lecce revealed that he was treated on the pitch and regained consciousness before being taken to hospital.

On Saturday, the second-tier side released a photo of Beretta visiting Scavone in hospital.

The Vito Fazzi hospital in Lecce said Scavone is "out of danger", after conflicting reports claiming he went into cardiac arrest.

In a statement, the hospital said Scavone's condition was 'good' and they had carried out several tests which all came back negative.

However, they confirmed he would remain under observation for 24 hours for precautionary measures.

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