Italy soccer star Immobile in hospital after his SUV collides with tram


The damaged car of Ciro Immobile (inset) lies by the road after crashing in Rome on Sunday. AP

Italy football star and Lazio captain Ciro Immobile remained in the hospital under observation on Sunday after his car collided with a tram.

Immobile was in the car with his family on Sunday morning when it was involved in a collision with a tram in Rome, totalling his vehicle.

The Italy and Lazio striker was filmed after the accident saying “the tram ran a red light” but that he was fine apart from some pain in his arm. Immobile and his two daughters were taken to the hospital for checks and Lazio later announced that he had a broken rib and a “spinal trauma” and was still under observation.

The 33-year-old Immobile is likely to miss the upcoming matches against Torino and Inter Milan. He has netted 10 league goals this season, including a penalty in Lazio’s 3-0 win at Spezia on Friday.

Immobile scored his first Lazio goal in nearly two months when he netted the opening penalty in his team’s 3-0 win at Serie A strugglers Spezia.

Immobile-Italy-footballer Ciro Immobile celebrates after Felipe Anderson scores their second goal. Reuters

Immobile helped Lazio strengthen their hold on second spot with a fourth straight win by scoring from the spot in the 36th minute at the Stadio Picco to take his league tally in an injury-hit season to 10.

Lazio is second in Serie A and in a good position to qualify for next season’s Champions League, although it is 14 points behind league leader Napoli.

Associated Press


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