Khedira released from hospital after concussion

The German midfielder was involved in a heavy collision during Real Madrid’s Copa del Rey win over Cornella on Tuesday, but has now returned home after tests

Sami Khedira has been released from hospital after concussion, Real Madrid revealed on Wednesday.

The German World Cup winner took a heavy blow to his head in a nasty collision with David Garcia six minutes into the second half of Madrid’s 5-0 win over Cornella in the Copa del Rey on Tuesday night.

Khedira managed to rise to his feet moments later but was promptly replaced by Jese and coach Carlo Ancelotti explained afterwards that he felt compelled to take the midfielder off as “a precautionary measure”.

“Following the medical tests carried out on Sami Khedira by the Real Madrid doctors in the Sanitas La Moraleja hospital, the player has been diagnosed with a concussion,” read a club statement released in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

But Madrid then confirmed on Wednesday morning that the midfielder has now been released from hospital.

Updated medical report: Following neurological exams performed on Sami Khedira today, the player has been discharged

— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) December 3, 2014

“Following neurological exams performed on Sami Khedira today, the player has been discharged,” a short statement read.

The European champions have yet to confirm whether the former Stuttgart star will be available for selection for this weekend’s Liga meeting with Celta Vigo.

Khedira had been making only his sixth appearance of the season in all competitions, having fallen down the pecking order following the arrival of compatriot Toni Kroos from Bayern Munich during the summer.

The 27-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and rejected a renewal offer from Madrid last summer.

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