La Liga: Atletico Madrid's Fernando Torres returns to training after serious head injury

Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres returned to training on Monday after recovering from a sickening head clash, suggesting he could play in Wednesday's Champions League tie against Bayer Leverkusen.

AFP March 13, 2017 23:43:14 IST
La Liga: Atletico Madrid's Fernando Torres returns to training after serious head injury

Madrid: Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres returned to training on Monday after recovering from a sickening head clash, suggesting he could play in Wednesday's Champions League tie against Bayer Leverkusen.

Torres lost consciousness in a challenge with Deportivo la Coruna's Alex Bergantinos in a 1-1 draw on 2 March but was later discharged from hospital with no serious injuries.

La Liga Atletico Madrids Fernando Torres returns to training after serious head injury

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Despite rejoining his team-mates on the training pitch, the 32-year-old has yet to receive the all-clear from doctors though, the club indicated.

Atletico coach Diego Simeone last week said he believed Torres would be fit in time for the last-16 second leg at the Vicente Calderon, where Atletico will look to defend their 4-2 lead.

The forward came off the bench to score Atletico's fourth goal in the first leg in Germany but has been sidelined for the team's last two games in La Liga.

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