Fernando Torres was knocked unconscious after a clash of heads with Deportivo’s Alex Bergantinos in the 85th minute of the game.
However the injury did not turn out to be as bad as was feared.
He is out of hospital – but it might be a while before he gets back on the field.
Bergantinos got away from the encounter unscathed- a yellow card his only censure for causing a serious and even life threatening to another player. This has prompted Neymar’s dad,among others,to ask for stringent punishment for players who endanger others by reckless play.Neymar’s dad – because his son suffered a spinal injury during the 2014 World Cup – when Colombia’s Juan Camilo Zuniga kneed him in the back.