Torres released from hospital day after scary head clash


Atletico's Fernando Torres. (Andres Kudacki/AP)

MADRID — Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres was released from the hospital on Friday following a scary head-to-head clash which left him unconscious.

Atletico said a CAT scan did not reveal any damage to his head or neck.

Torres told local media shortly after being discharged that he was "all well."

"It all turned out to be a big scare, and I am counting the days and hours before I can be back with my teammates," he said.

Doctors have ordered the 32-year-old former Spain striker to wait 48 hours before practicing or playing again.

"In a couple of days I will be able to train again and be back ready," Torres said.

Torres collapsed and lost consciousness after knocking heads with Deportivo La Coruna midfielder Alex Bergantinos in the 85th minute of Thursday’s 1-1 draw in La Coruna.

He was assisted for several minutes by doctors before being taken off on a stretcher and transferred to a hospital.

Torres will miss Sunday’s Spanish league match against Valencia.

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