According to Turkish outlets Tribun Dergi and TRT Sport, former Manchester City and Hull ace Omar Elabdellaoui has been hospitalised with a hand injury after New Year’s Eve celebrations.
Elabdellaoui, who currently features for Galatasaray after a six-year spell with Olympiacos, reportedly had fireworks explode in his hand during celebrations, with the 29-year-old now hospitalised.
The right-back came through the ranks at Manchester City but never featured for the now Premier League giants, he did experience a six-month loan spell with Hull in the top-flight in the 16/17 season.
SON DAK?KA – Galatasarayl? futbolcu Omar Elabdellaoui, y?lba?? kutlamas? s?ras?nda elinde havai fi?ek patlamas? nedeniyle yaraland?. Oyuncu hastaneye kald?r?ld?. (Sözcü)
— Tribun Dergi (@tribundergi) December 31, 2020
#SONDAK?KA | Omar Elabdellaoui hastaneye kald?r?ld?.
Havai fi?ek patlamas? sonucu yaralanan Galatasaray’?n Norveçli oyuncusu tedavi alt?na al?nd?. pic.twitter.com/OFzeIOjMwg
— TRT Spor (@trtspor) December 31, 2020
With the 47-cap Norway international now receiving treatment for his injuries, we’d like to send our best wishes to Omar and the Elabdellaoui family.
This is a stark reminder to remain as cautious as possible when it comes to fireworks – we’re by no means suggesting Elabdellaoui didn’t do so – but they are still dangerous even when handled with care.