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Fernando Torres awake, alert after suffering frightening head injury

Fernando Torres, a Spanish international, is one of the most recognisable names in football for his dominant stretch with Liverpool.

football Updated: Mar 03, 2017 11:31 IST
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Atletico Madrid's forward Fernando Torres lies on the field during a Spanish league football match vs Deportivo de la Coruna at the Municipal de Riazor stadium in La Coruna on Thursday. (AFP)

Atletico Madrid forward Fernando Torres suffered a frightening head injury in Thursday’s 1-1 draw to Deportivo La Coruna.

The Spanish international is best known for his dominant stretch with Liverpool, but he has also enjoyed great tenures in Madrid on either side of his Premier League experience.

Fernando Torres went for the ball Thursday, but was pushed from behind. He then landed face-first hard on the ground. His teammates instantly reacted with terrified looks and gestures to the trainers.

After undergoing a CT scan, Torres tweeted from the hospital: “Many thanks to all for worrying for me and for your messages of encouragement. Has been only a scare. I hope to come back very soon!”

Chelsea FC, the team for which Fernando Torres played in between Liverpool and his current stint with Atletico, tweeted its support as well.

“Thoughts tonight are also with Torres. Get well soon Nando, from everyone at Stamford Bridge.”

Fernando Torres is evacuated in an ambulance due to a head injury during the Spanish league football match between Deportivo de la Coruna vs Club Atletico de Madrid at the Municipal de Riazor stadium in La Coruna on Thursday. The match ended with a 1-1 draw. (AFP)

Fernando Torres has been an overwhelming fan favorite throughout his career, so his progress will be followed closely by many. He has won both the Champions League (biggest club tournament) and the World Cup throughout his illustrious career.

Real Madrid forward Alvaro Morata and Spain star Cesc Fabregas sent well wishes to Fernando Torres after the Atletico Madrid man’s head injury.

Torres was taken to hospital after the worrying blow during Atletico’s 1-1 LaLiga draw at Deportivo La Coruna on Thursday.

The Spaniard was later cleared of “traumatic injuries” and said he hoped to be back soon after the scare.

Well wishes for Torres flowed following the incident, including a classy tweet from Morata despite playing for Atletico’s fierce city rivals, saying he hoped for a quick recovery no matter the colours.

First Published: Mar 03, 2017 10:42 IST