During the Chelsea vs Southampton match last weekend, Azpilicueta was taken to hospital after sustaining a severe head injury. The 33-year-old is said to have lost consciousness after Southampton substitute Sekou Mara tried to volley but hit Azpilicueta in the face.
The atmosphere around Stamford Bridge was silent when witnessing the terrible impact that caused the Spaniard to breathe oxygen and was treated by medical staff from both teams for nearly 10 minutes on the pitch. Azpilicueta was then taken off the field on a stretcher, wearing a neck brace, and taken straight to the hospital.
“He’s in the hospital and in the best of places. He’s awake and I think he’s talking to his wife. That’s good,” coach Potter confirmed after Chelsea’s defeat at home last night. bottom team.
After a few days of intensive care and follow-up in the hospital, Azpilicueta’s condition seems to have improved a lot. The Spain international posted an update after undergoing tests at the hospital, with a picture of him giving a thumbs up and smiling.
During today’s Chelsea training session at Cobham training center, Azpilicueta appeared but did not participate in any training activities with his teammates. The Spaniard was even photographed enjoying a drink with coach Graham Potter during first-team training.
Chelsea posted a brief statement that read: “Following a concussion head injury in Saturday’s game against Southampton, Cesar Azpilicueta has been discharged from hospital and is recovering well at Cobham. The club’s medical team. is closely monitoring Cesar’s condition, following important concussion procedures to ensure his safety. grass”.