Chelsea’s Azpilicueta Discharged From Hospital Three Days After Suffering Concussion
Chelsea’s captain César Azpilicueta has been discharged from the hospital after suffering a concussion during Saturday’s Premier League home loss to bottom-placed Southampton.
During the league game at Stamford Bridge, Azpilicueta was struck in the face by Sekou Mara’s attempted overhead kick, rendering him immobile on the field.
After some oxygen therapy, the 33-year-old Spain defender was awake when he was taken off the field on a stretcher.
In the last seconds of the first half, James Ward-Prowse’s free kick caused the Blues to lose for the sixth time in 2023. They are 11 points behind the top four teams in the Premier League with 15 league games remaining.
Amidst that, the worries of the club’s fans doubled when Azpilicueta was carried off the pitch on a stretcher. To quench the tension, Chelsea announced over the weekend that the Spaniard was “recovering wonderfully.”
On Tuesday, the club issued another statement to confirm that Azpilicueta has been discharged and has even resumed training.
The statement added: “The club’s medical team are closely monitoring Cesar’s condition, adhering to the important concussion protocols in place to ensure his safety.
“Cesar observed training today before he starts working towards returning to the pitch.”