Fernando Llorente Under Observation After Knock On Head In Draw With Valladolid

fernando-llorente Athletic Bilbao forward Fernando Llorente will be kept under observation in hospital this evening after suffering a knock on the head during his side’s 2-2 draw with Valladolid this afternoon.

In an exciting match that saw three players red carded, Susaeta had given the Basque side the lead but Valladolid hit back through goals from Diego da Silva and Nivaldo. However, Bilbao grabbed a late equaliser through promising youngster Muniain with 13 minutes to go.

The injury to Llorente marred what was a good point for Joaquin Caparros’ side, with the Spanish international being rushed to hospital as a precautionary measure. Upon arrival, he regained consciousness and memory.

The incident occurred during a clash with Valladolid’s Nivaldo and the strength of the blow knocked Llorente out cold for a brief period.

However, concerns were eased when the player was stretchered from the field, and according to Marca, doctors will continue to monitor his progress overnight.

The player will hope to be fit enough to be selected in Span coach Vicente del Bosque’s squad for their upcoming World Cup qualifiers.


~ by footballdirecta on October 5, 2009.

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