Atlético Madrid striker Fernando Torres 'conscious and stable' after suffering head injury

03 March, 2017, 05:48 | Author: Felix Jensen
  • Torres on the pitch after the injury

Atletico Madrid head coach Diego Simeone says he heard a crack from the dugout when Fernando Torres suffered a sickening head injury against Deportivo La Coruna.

The incident took place in the 84th minute of the match when the 33-year-old collided with Depor substitute Alex Bergantinos while jumping for the ball.

Torres collapsed to the turf, seemingly out before he hit the ground.

Filipe Luis said that they had received word that Torres was stable in hospital but could not comment any further on the state of his teammate directly after the game.

The Atletico Madrid forward showed exactly why Manchester United are reportedly preparing a €100m bid for him in the summer with a stunning strike against Deportivo La Coruna.

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He wrote: "Many thanks to all for worrying about me and your messages of encouragement".

"He is stable and conscious", the club tweeted.

With players from both sides appearing very concerned by what they had seen, medical staff rushed over and Torres, who at least initially seemed to be unconscious, was subsequently taken off the pitch on a stretcher.

But after undergoing cranial and cervical CT scans, Torres was given the all-clear but told to observe protocol by spending the night in hospital. "We just want to know how Fernando is doing and we hope that he will be with us again soon". "We hope the best for Torres". The draw kept Deportivo one point above the relegation zone, and dropped Atletico 11 points behind leader Barcelona, which routed Sporting Gijon 6-1 on Wednesday.

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