• Athletic Bilbao ‘keeper suffers head injury

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    MADRID: Athletic Bilbao goalkeeper Alejandro Remiro was rushed to hospital on Wednesday after suffering a head injury when he was struck by a ball in training.

    “The tests carried out (radiography, scans) have not revealed any significant injury”, Bilbao said in a statement.

    “It is expected the player will remain under observation in the coming hours.”

    Remiro, 21, has yet to make his first team debut with Athletic, but has been capped at under-19 level by Spain.

    “Thank you to everyone for your messages of support. I will soon be fighting back on the pitch,” Remiro tweeted.

    Remiro’s teammate Bent Extebarria described the incident as a “big scare”.

    “The truth is that is was a big scare because it was powerful strike,” said Extebarria.

    “Luckily it was just a very strong blow and he is fine. He went to hospital so we can make sure, but I think he is fine.”

    The incident highlights the dangers faced by players from head injuries just two weeks after Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres was hospitalized by a sickening head clash with Deportivo la Coruna’s Alex Bergantinos.

    AFP

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