Atletico Madrid say Fernando Torres is “stable, conscious and lucid” in hospital after suffering a head injury in the 1-1 draw with Deportivo.
Torres fell hard, hitting his head after an 85th-minute aerial challenge with Alex Bergantinos.
Tests came out revealing that he has “no traumatic alterations or injuries, but will still remain under observation.
Atletico coach Diego Simeone said he was “worried and nervous”, saying:
“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 players chimed in and expressed their concern for their fellow teammate.
“In the end I do not care about the result,” said Griezmann. “I just want to know what’s up with Fernando and hopefully he’s fine. And he gets back to us soon.”
Atletico left-back Filipe Luis added: “It’s very ugly to see it, we were all scared but at least the news we have received so far is good and the most important thing is that Fernando is well.”
Deportivo La Coruna
- Andone (13′minutes)
- Griezmann (68′minutes)