An ​Italian Serie B game was halted five seconds after kick-off and then abandoned following a head injury to Lecce’s Manuel Scavone in what was a serious collision at the beginning of the game.

The 31-year-old midfielder, who is on loan from Parma collided in the air with Ascoli forward Giacomo Beretta, following which, he fell directly and heavily on his head.

The video below shows the extent of the scare as soon as the incident occurred as players and medical staff rushed to help Scavone.

The game was later called off until a “date to be decided.” 

Additionally, a further update on Scavone was given by the Vito Fazzi hospital in Lecce who stated that the player is out of danger.

In a statement the hospital said Scavone’s condition was “good” and they had carried out several tests which all came back negative. He will be kept in hospital under observation for 24 hours.

Meanwhile, ​Calciomercato have revealed that the likelihood is for the game to be played tomorrow, unless Scavone’s situation worsens but unconfirmed reports suggest that the midfielder is now conscious and recovering.


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