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Torres hospitalised after suffering severe head injury

Torres hospitalised after suffering severe head injury
March 03
09:52 2017

Athletico Madrid striker, Fernando Torres, is in a stable condition after being rushed to hospital on Thursday night.

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The former Chelsea star was momentarily unconscious after being involved in a clash of heads during Atletico Madrid’s encounter with Deportivo.

Torres hit the ground with a terrific thud after challenging Alex Bergantinos for an aerial ball.

Medical staff promptly rushed over and he was taken off the pitch on a stretcher.

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Torres being stretchered off

Torres being stretchered off

Some of the striker’s teammates appeared to be in tears while coach Diego Simeone protested to the officials.

Subsequently, Atlético gave an update on Twitter, assuring worried fans that the player was not in critical condition.

The club also confirmed that the striker did not suffer any traumatic injury.

Torres later tweeted at night, thanking fans for their concern.

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