Azpilicueta injury update

Cesar Azpilicueta has been discharged from hospital after suffering concussion during Chelsea‘s home defeat by Southampton on Saturday.

The Spanish defender lay motionless on the pitch after being struck in the face by Sekou Mara and received oxygen treatment on the field for several minutes before being taken off on a stretcher.

“Following a concussion injury sustained during Saturday’s game against Southampton, César Azpilicueta has been discharged from hospital and is recovering well at Cobham,” a club statement read.

“The club’s medical team are closely monitoring Cesar’s condition, adhering to the important concussion protocols in place to ensure his safety.

“Cesar observed training today, before he starts working towards returning to the pitch.”