Torres released from hospital

Fernando Torres has been released from hospital after suffering a head injury in his side’s 1-1 draw at Deportivo La Coruna.

The striker will have to stay in Galicia according to El Mundo as he will be unable to fly or risk travelling while he recovers, but is expected to make a full recovery and will return home as soon as is possible.

"Everything is well. I want to thank everyone, the Atletico and Deportivo players for the reaction they had, the fans, the medical staff in the hospital that took great care of me,” Torres is quoted as saying by Marca after his release.

"I remember everything before the collision. I recovered consciousness in the ambulance. Fortunately, it was just a care and I'm just counting the days to return to play."

Torres suffered the injury after a collision with Depor’s Alex Bergantinos in the 84th minute but a collision saw the striker’s head crash into the ground after he had appeared to be knocked out, with concerned teammates and medical staff surrounding him for five minutes on the pitch.

"A magnetic resonance done in the spine has corroborated that Fernando Torres has no alterations or traumatic injuries after the blow he suffered to the head in Riazor just as the CT scan done on the player had confirmed," Atletico confirmed via a tweet.

"Having spent the night under observation, Torres left the La Coruna hospital this morning. He will have to rest for the next 48 hours.”

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