TORRES HOSPITALIZED FOLLOWING HEAD INJURY

Atletico Madrid forward Fernando Torres had to be hospitalized after suffering a serious head clash with Alex Bergantinos in Atletico Madrid’s 1-1 draw against Deportivo La Coruna on Thursday.

Torres left the field on a stretcher after a lengthy delay, with some players close to tears at the sight of the stricken striker lying prone on the turf.

Afterwards, Atletico confirmed initial tests on the forward’s condition have returned no adverse findings.

“Good news – Torres has undergone a cranial and cervical CT [scan],” the club said on Twitter.

“There are no alterations nor traumatic injuries. Torres is conscious and lucid, he will spend the night in hospital for observation as per medical protocol.”

Later on, Torres posted an update on his current condition on Twitter: “Thank you very much for worrying about me and for your messages of support. It was just a scare. I hope to be back very soon!”

Torres will remain in hospital under observation prior to undergoing further tests on Friday.

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