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Athletico Madrid Players In Tears As Torres Sustain Horrendous Head Injury

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Fernando Torres clashed with a Deportivo player while going up for a header, and fell face first onto the ground, obviously unconscious. The way Torres fell itself is frightful, yet it’s the troubled response of the players who saw the harm very close that makes the circumstance look so frightening

When the game was gradually winding towards the end with just a few minutes remaining, Torres jumped together with a Deportivo defender Alex Bergantiños to contest in an aerial duel, both players clashed with their heads in the air and Torres was knocked unconscious by the force of the coming together, , and then horribly landed flat on his face with his head banging against the ground to the shock of the all the players, including the stadium fans.

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Torres’ take ricocheted off the turf in a horrifying state before anxious teammates raced to his guide, Gabi and Sime Vrsaljko needed to reach inside the Torres’s mouth to get to stop the Atletico striker gulping his tongue, with Deportivo’s club specialist Carlos Larino later commending the player’s “ideal” response to the issue.. .

Atletico players Gabi and Sime Vrsaljko were praised for their 'perfect' response after they prevented Torres swallowing his tongue

Players from both teams reacted quickly and hurried to help Torres, likewise the ref Carlos Clos. Torres was immediately attended to before a rescue vehicle was driven to the field, and he was in the long run stretchered into the emergency vehicle and taken off the pitch with some of his teammates in tears, Atletico defender Jose Maria Gimenez was seen crying, while Deportivo fans gave the Spanish international and overwhelming applause as he was conveyed from the field

Jose Gimenez (left) after he combined with Jan Oblak to gift Deportivo the opener

Antoine Griezmann watches on as Torres is put into the ambulance

As indicated by the report, Torres was hurried to an adjacent clinic. It was accounted for that he was conscious, but he started talking soon after. He would remain in the hospital, while a series of tests would be done on him

Torres was later able to Tweet:

“Thank you all for your concern and your messages of support,” Torres wrote on Twitter. “It was just a scare. I hope to be back very soon.”

The Initial tests showed no signs of any serious spine or head injuries, but the former Spain forward will remain hospitalised as a precaution, Atletico said.

“Torres suffered a traumatic brain injury. He was taken to hospital for tests. He will spend the night under observation,” Atletico said via their official Twitter account.

 

Picture Credits : Reuters

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