Soccer-Fiorentina's Kouame treated for malaria

Soccer Football - Serie A - Fiorentina v Juventus - Stadio Artemio Franchi, Florence, Italy - November 5, 2023 Fiorentina's Christian Kouame reacts REUTERS/Jennifer Lorenzini/File Photo

(Reuters) - Fiorentina winger Christian Kouame has been treated in hospital for malaria, the Italian Serie A club said on Wednesday.

The 26-year-old was in the Ivory Coast squad that won the recent Africa Cup of Nations and played in the quarter-finals.

"Christian has gone into hospital to receive treatment and will continue to be assessed over the coming days," Fiorentina said in a statement.

Fiorentina are seventh in Serie A with 38 points. Kouame has played 22 matches for them this season, scoring one goal and providing one assist.

(Reporting by Tommy Lund in Gdansk, editing by Ed Osmond)

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