CESAR AZPILICUETA watches training as he recovers from a horrific head injury he sustained against Southampton.
The Chelsea captain suffered a concussion after being kicked in the head by Saints star Sekou Mara in an overhead kick on Saturday.
Azpilicueta appeared to have been knocked unconscious as he lay motionless on the ground.
He was quickly given medical attention, including oxygen.
After a few minutes of help, he was taken off the field before being taken to the hospital.
Chelsea released a statement on his condition, showing he was well enough to watch his team-mates train.
The club said: “The club’s medical team is closely monitoring Cesar’s condition and is adhering to the important concussion protocols that are in place to ensure his safety.
“Cesar watched training today before working towards his return to the pitch.”
Azpilicueta, 33, has tweeted since the incident, thanking the medics and hospital for their help.
He wrote: “My family and I would like to thank everyone who has taken care of me since yesterday’s incident.
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“From the Chelsea FC medical team, teammates and opponents, to St Mary’s and Cleveland Hospitals and all the staff and doctors: a huge, heartfelt thank you.
“Now it’s time to recover and we’ll see you on the pitch soon!”
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