Football: Real's Khedira suffers concussion, spends night in hospital

Sami Khedira

Sami Khedira: suffers concussion

Sami Khedira: suffers concussion
Sami Khedira: suffers concussion

Real Madrid’s German midfielder Sami Khedira spent the night under observation in hospital after suffering concussion during the Spanish giants’ 5-0 Copa del Rey win over Cornella, the club said Wednesday.

“Following the medical tests carried out on Sami Khedira by the Real Madrid doctors in the Sanitas La Moraleja hospital, the player has been diagnosed with a concussion,” the club said in a statement after Tuesday’s match.

“He will remain under observation over night. Pending a medical evaluation,” it added.

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The 27-year-old German international collided with Cornella midfielder David Garcia shortly after halftime at Real Madrid’s Bernabeu stadium and after playing on for a few minutes he was replaced by Jese.

Real Madrid’s win over the third division side earned them the first ticket to the last 16 of a competition they are seeking to win for the 20th time.

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