Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo suffered a concussion but is conscious after a clash of heads with team-mate Gavi against Celta Vigo.
The Uruguayan central defender collided with the midfielder in the 62nd minute and clashed heads. After initially staying on his feet, he dropped to the ground.
At that time, his club were 3-1 up thanks to a brace from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and another from Memphis Depay.
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The defender was rushed to hospital after extended treatment on the pitch that resulted in 11 minutes of added time, and the Barcelona crowd chanted ‘U-RU-GUAYO’ in tribute to their player. Barcelona tweeted to confirm the player had suffered a concussion.
However, after the game, Spanish journalist Toni Juanmarti tweeted: “Araujo is conscious. Right now at the Barcelona Hospital to undergo medical tests and check/rule out”.
Barcelona coach Xavi added that the player would spend the night in hospital as a precaution.
"The doctor has told us he is conscious. He will spend the night in hospital but he is out of danger," said Xavi.
"The doctor said we shouldn't worry, that he will spend the night in hospital as a precaution, nothing more."
Araujo has been one of Barca’s best players in a difficult season, and signed a new contract with the team, with a one billion euros release clause.
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