Fernando Torres nearly escaped death

Fernando Torres ‘in stable condition’ after being rushed to hospital with head injury as Atletico Madrid team-mates save star from swallowing tongue

Fernando Torres nearly escaped death
Fernando Torres carried away from the field on stretcher

Torres met with a horrific accident during match against Deportivo La Coruna. He fell heavily in the 85th minute after an aerial duel with Alex Bergantinos. Atletico Madrid players instantly found Torres choking his tongue and going unconscious.

Team-mates Gabi and Sime Vrsaljko forcefully open Torres’ mouth and all players including referee called for medical support immediately. The medical staff treated him on the field for several minutes while other players addressed the spectators not to make noise. Finally he had been taken off on stretcher in an ambulance directly to the hospital. Torres’ head injury shocked his teammates to such an extent that they were almost reduced to tears.

Depor’s club doctor Carlos Larino later praising the duo, Gabi and Vrsaljko, for their “perfect” reaction of helping Torres not to choke his own tongue.

Fernando Torres nearly escaped death
Gabi and Sime Vrsaljko forcefully open Torres’ mouth preventing him of choking his own tongue

Speaking after the game, Diego Simeone said, “We felt nervous and worried after the awful blow he received. I heard a noise from the bench, I don’t know if it was his neck but he felt something, these are awful things that happen in football, we are hoping for the best for Fernando, it was a complicated situation for the Deportivo and Atletico players.”

The 32-year-old spent the night in hospital to complete full body checkup and various tests. Later Atletico confirmed scans showed he has “no traumatic alterations or injuries” and will need to rest for 48 hours.
Later Torres himself twitted on twitter: “Thank you all so much for caring for me and for your messages of encouragement. It was just a scare. I hope to return very soon!”

Lots of Wishes have poured in for the Spanish international on twitter.

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