Fernando Torres Is Back At Vicente Calderon As He Watches Atletico Madrid Dismantle Valencia
The 32-year-old was hospitalized on Thursday night after a horrendous head collision left him unconscious in the Rojiblancos match against Deportivo La Coruna.
The former Liverpool striker fainted following a horrific clash of heads with Deportivo’s Alejandro Bergantinos, before later regaining his senses.
Torres’ head hit the ground in ugly fashion before worried team members rushed to help him.
The situation looked serious as Torres lost consciousness but fellow teammates Gabi and Sime Vrsaljko quickly reached inside the striker’s mouth to prevent him from swallowing his tongue and later Deportivo’s club doctor praised the duo’s presence of mind.
The former Chelsea star received a standing ovation from the Atleti crowd as two goals from Antoine Griezmann and one from Kevin Gamerio were enough to earn three points for the Spanish capital based club.
El Nino has scored five goals in twenty appearances for Atleti but his contract ends at the end of the current season and no new deal has been offered to him as of yet.
Atletico Madrid have been off the grove this season as they trail Real Madrid and Barcelona in the title charge, however, they managed to sneak back into fourth place ahead of Real Sociedad after a comfortable win.