Football fans have taken to Twitter to share their relief after Fernando Torres was released from hospital.
The Atletico Madrid striker suffered a horror head knock after a clash with Deportivo La Coruna’s Alex Bergantinos.
Torres was knocked unconscious after the aerial challenge before being stretchered off in the 85th minute of the 1-1 draw.
It led to some distressing scenes on the pitch as team-mates and opponents rushed to his aid before medics raced to take over.
Fernando Torres: "Sağlık durumun için endişelenenlere ve destek mesajı yollayanlara çok teşekkür ederim." pic.twitter.com/rfAKtk5nJd
— Futbol Merkez (@Futbolmerkez) March 3, 2017
The former Liverpool and Chelsea forward spent the night on hospital before being released this morning and told to rest for 48 hours.
Atletico confirmed scans showed he has “no traumatic alterations or injuries” and will need to rest for 48 hours.
Torres said: “Thank you all for caring for me. It was only a scare.”
The club tweeted a picture of Torres giving a thumbs up ahead of his release.
— Atlético de Madrid (@Atleti) March 3, 2017
And the football world have sent their well wishes to the 32-year-old Spaniard as he begins his recovery.
Wishing @Torres a quick recovery! ??
— Curtis Hinton (@CurtisLHinton) March 3, 2017
Hope Fernando Torres has a speedy recovery, good to hear he is in a stable condition, that was a nasty injury
— Ben Conway (@benconway1993) March 3, 2017
@Torres Get well soon ??!! And hope to see u soon back on the pitch as fast as possible ✌️Hala madrid
— Satyam Goyal (@satyamgoyal10) March 3, 2017
— Debs (@classygirl_) March 3, 2017
Glad to hear @Torres is on the mend. Head injuries are no joke.
— Scott Harding (@scotthardinguk) March 3, 2017
Glad to see @Torres is fit and well after that horrible head injury last night! ?
— LUKEY (@lukejuan) March 3, 2017
Happy @Torres is doing well!!
— Carol (@Carol_Dagny) March 3, 2017
Good to hear @Torres is ok. It looked like a nasty head knock.
— Mark Arthur (@MarkArthur9) March 3, 2017
The draw leaves Atletico still sitting off the pace in the La Liga table.
The currently sit in fourth spot, nine points off third place Sevilla.
They return to action when they take on Valencia at the Vicente Calderon on Sunday.