Atletico Madrid have announced striker Fernando Torres is in a “stable” condition in hospital after a head clash involving Deportivo’s Alex Bergantinos on Friday morning AEDT.
Having come off the bench, Torres was taken to hospital after the pair came together with five minutes remaining during the clash.
Following the incident, Torres remained on the ground, with both sets of players visibly worried about the player’s health.
And Atletico have since provided an update on his condition.
“A cranial and cervical CT scan carried out on Fernando Torres has ruled out that the Rojiblanco striker has suffered any alterations or traumatic injuries,” a statement from the club read.
“Our player, who is stable, conscious and oriented, had to be removed by ambulance after being stabilised according to the usual protocol, before entering the Model Hospital of La Coruna, where he will spend the night in observation.”
Manager Diego Simeone revealed the ill-feeling he suffered when Torres suffered the injury following the match.
“Worried, nervous. Those are the feelings after he suffered such a heavy blow,” he said.
“We heard the blow from the bench, we saw how he fell and we were afraid.
“We didn’t know if that noise was Fernando’s neck or not.
“They are unfortunate situations that happen in matches and we’re hoping for the best for Fernando.”