Highly-touted RB Leipzig midfielder, Naby Keita, has been released from hospital and is said to be in good spirits after suffering a circulatory collapse following his team’s 1-0 home defeat to VFL Wolfsburg on Saturday.

The 22-year-old Guinea international lost consciousness just outside the dressing room at the Red Bull Arena about an hour after the match concluded as a result of an acute stress reaction. He was rushed to a local hospital, where his condition was stabilised and he regained consciousness, eventually being kept overnight as a precaution.

RB Leipzig manager, Ralph Hasenhüttl, said after training on Sunday that Keita is doing well and believes the player’s episode may have been cause by his exertions during the game.

“Naby is already feeling better. He did a lot of running in the game yesterday, which may be the reason for what happened.” –  Ralph Hasenhüttl

Keita is suspended for RB Leipzig’s next Bundesliga fixture on March 18 away to Werder Bremen due to yellow card accumulation, giving him added recovery time. He has played 22 league games this season, recording four goals and seven assists, and is second in the league with 62 dribbles as he has helped his club to second place in the club’s maiden Bundesliga campaign.

 

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