Napoli striker Gonzalo Higuain had to have ten stitches after he suffered facial wounds when slipping on rocks on the Capri coast, according to reports in Italy.
The Argentina striker was enjoying a day off after Napoli’s 3-0 win over Bologna at the Stadio San Paolo on Sunday, but spent the afternoon in hospital after slipping while disembarking from a yacht onto nearby rocks.
Higuain enjoyed a winning debut in an Azzurri shirt, with a Marek Hamsik brace and a further goal from Jose Callejon securing a sizeable victory and top spot in Serie A.
Rafael Benitez was happy with his team’s performance and Higuain’s contribution.
“I’m satisfied. The lads worked really well, and I expected a game as good as this,” he told Mediaset. “Higuain helps us very much with his movements, but I’d like to underline the performance of Pandev, Hamsik and Callejon. They all have to score goals and help Gonzalo.”