Torres Rushed To Hospital After Deportivo 1-1 Draw

Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres is “stable, conscious and lucid” in hospital after suffering a head injury in the 1-1 draw with Deportivo the BBC reports.

The former Liverpool and Chelsea striker fell heavily in an 85th-minute aerial challenge with Alex Bergantinos.

The Spain international, 32, will have more tests on Friday, but the club confirmed scans showed he has “no traumatic alterations or injuries”.

The Spanish international said: “It was just a scare. I hope to come back very soon.”

Players from both teams immediately rushed to Torres and called for medical help after the clash and got immediate attention for several minutes by doctors before being taken off on a stretcher and transferred to a hospital.

Speaking at his post-match news conference, Atletico coach Diego Simeone said he was “worried and nervous” when the incident happened.

“We heard the blow from the bench, we saw how he fell and we were afraid,” he said. “We didn’t know if that noise was Fernando’s neck or not.”

Atletico finished the game with 10 men, having used all three substitutes, but earned a point thanks to Antoine Griezmann’s stunning 30-yard strike.

The draw leaves Atletico fourth in La Liga – 11 points adrift of leaders Barcelona – while Deportivo are now 17th.

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