Napoli goalkeeper Alex Meret wearing a face mask due to a collision with Kim Min-jae.
Napoli played an away match against Turin on the 19th (Korean time) in the 27th round of Serie A. Ahead of the match period, it seemed to finish well with a 4-0 win.
But four days later goalkeeper Alex Meret, who joined the Italian national team, showed up wearing a face mask. It was because of a collision with Kim Min-jae in the last game against Torino.
In the 33rd minute of the second half, Kim Min-jae, who was running into the box after cutting the ball, collided with Meret, who came out to block the ball. Kim Min-jae saw Meret and tried to slow down, but ended up colliding. Meret immediately collapsed and was unable to get up for about 3 minutes, but fortunately, he was not seriously injured and finished the game without being substituted.
Later, Italian media Calcio Napoli reported, “Merit has undergone a checkup and will not undergo surgery. However, for the time being, he will wear a face mask similar to Osimen’s.”
Osimen went through a similar situation with Meret last season against Inter Milan in the 13th round of Serie A. He was seriously injured when he collided with an opponent in the process of heading. Although he is now in a state of complete recovery, he wears a face mask to play because of his psychological stability. Now, the mask has become Osimen’s trademark.
In November of last year, Son Heung-min also suffered an injury ahead of the 2022 Qatar World Cup, causing fans to feel sorry. He collided with Mbemba while heading in the Champions League group stage 6 match against Marseille. Son Heung-min, who collapsed, could not get up for a while. In the end, he underwent surgery for an orbital fracture, wore a mask, and digested the World Cup and league matches. 스포츠토토
Face masks are prescribed by doctors to injured players because they prevent refractures and provide psychological relief.