Fernando Torres "stable and conscious" after head injury

Atletico Madrid striker suffered clash of heads against Deportivo la Coruna

Atletico Madrid, Fernando Torres, La Liga

Atletico Madrid's Fernando Torres listens to a question during a news conference at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, Monday, Oct. 31, 2016. Atletico Madrid will play a Champions League Group D soccer match against Rostov on Tuesday, Nov. 1. Red light on the right is an out of focused bottle of soft drink. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

Atletico Madrid have confirmed that Fernando Torres is "stable and conscious" after suffering a head injury in a La Liga match on Thursday night.

The former Liverpool striker was involved in an aerial challenge against Deportivo de la Coruna with five minutes of the game to go when he fell face first towards the turf.

The ex-Spain international appeared to be knocked unconscious amid frantic and worrying scenes on field as team-mates and medical staff immediately rushed to assist him.

The World Cup and European Championship winner was rushed to hospital to undergo a scan.

Atletico provided a positive and encouraging update on their veteran academy graduate's condition: 

 

 

 

 

Torres rejoined his hometown club initially on loan in 2015 and has scored more than 100 goals in Atletico colours, sandwiching spells at Liverpool, Chelsea and AC Milan.