Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo has been discharged after spending a night in hospital following a head injury sustained in Tuesday’s 3-1 LaLiga win against Celta Vigo.
Araujo suffered a concussion when clashing heads with team-mate Gavi shortly after the hour mark as both players contested for an aerial ball just inside their own half.
Gavi stayed down, whereas Araujo initially appeared to chase after the ball, only to then collapse to the turf.
Both sets of players urged medical staff to come onto the field, and the 23-year-old received around 10 minutes of treatment before leaving the pitch in an ambulance.
Barca head coach Xavi confirmed shortly after the match that Araujo was “conscious and out of danger” but would spend the night being monitored at a nearby hospital.
In a further update on Wednesday, Barca confirmed Araujo has been discharged from hospital and will be further assessed to determined when he can return to action.
The Uruguay international has played 42 times this term, totalling 3,181 minutes on the field – only Sergio Busquets, Jordi Alba and Frenkie de Jong have played more minutes among outfield Barca players.
Complementary tests on first-team player Ronald Araujo have been successful and he has been discharged from the hospital. The evolution will mark his availability. pic.twitter.com/ocSooh5OfR
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) May 11, 2022
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