Fernando Torres leaves hospital after head injury

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Atletico Madrid striker, Fernando Torres, has been released from hospital after suffering a head injury late in the club’s 1-1 draw at Deportivo La Coruna yesterday.

The former Liverpool striker collided with Deportivo’s Alex Bergantinos while jumping for the ball in the 84th minute and left the pitch on a stretcher that carried him to a waiting ambulance.

After initial tests no signs of any serious spine or head injuries were seen and his club released a statement on Friday morning that he had spent “a good night” in hospital and was awaiting an MRI scan. 

Atletico have revealed that he had been released and allowed to go home.

The club wrote on their official twitter handle, “A magnetic resonance done in the spine has corroborated that Fernando Torres has no alterations or traumatic injuries after the blow he suffered to the head in Riazor just as the CT scan done on the player had confirmed.

“Having spent the night under observation, Torres left the La Coruna hospital this morning. He will have to rest for the next 48 hours.”

Also Torres spoke to reporters after leaving hospital and said, “Everything is well. I want to thank everyone, the Atletico and Deportivo players for the reaction they had, the fans, the medical staff in the hospital that took great care of me.

“I remember everything before the collision. I recovered consciousness in the ambulance. Fortunately, it was just a care and I’m just counting the days to return to play.”


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