Torres ‘stable and conscious’ after collision

Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres was hospitalised after losing consciousness after a nasty fall in his side’s draw at Deportivo La Coruna.

Torres contested a header 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.

After being transported to a local hospital, news slowly began to emerge that the injuries were not as bad as first feared and he was in a stable condition.

"Fernando Torres has suffered a traumatic head injury and has been transferred to hospital for tests,” read an Atletico statement.

"Our player, who is stable, suffered a heavy blow to the head in the final stretch of the match and had to be removed by ambulance quickly to a hospital. The Rojiblanco striker will spend the night under observation."

A later update from Atleti explained a CT scan showed “neither alterations nor traumatic injuries”.

Torres himself than took to twitter to write: "Thank you very much for worrying about me and for your messages of support. It was just a scare. I hope to be back very soon!"

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