Atletico Madrid striker, Fernando Torres, has spoken through the club after a life-threatening clash of heads left him cold and rushed to the hospital during the 1-1 draw against Deportivo La Coruna in a La Liga game yesterday night.
The 32-year-old came out worst from a head challenge with Alex Bergantinos and was knocked unconscious midway through the second half, with players and medics rushing to his aid. Read Also | Eagles star vows to return to Europe from China
Replays of the incident showed that Torres was already out cold before he had landed after jumping for a header and after a brief treatment on the pitch, he was taken to hospital in the back of an ambulance.
Players and fans inside the Estadio Riazor were on the verge of tears as huge concerns were raised.
However, there is positive news out of Atletico with the report that Torres is conscious and alert and asked the club to put up this message: ‘Has been only a scare I hope to return very soon!’
Torres’s former clubs Liverpool and Chelsea have joined millions of wish-wishers to expressed their support following the incident.
Chelsea posted on its official twitter handle in show
of support: "Thoughts tonight are also with @Torres. Get well soon Nando, from everyone at Stamford Bridge."
Liverpool tweeted: "We wish you a speedy recovery, @Torres."
Torres scored 81 goals in his very successful three-and-a-half seasons with Liverpool before joining Chelsea midway through the 2010/11 season in a then record-breaking £50million transfer but failed at the west London club to reach the heights he set at Anfield, scoring just 45 goals in 172 appearances.