Real Madrid confirm Khedira concussion

The Germany international spent the night in hospital after being involved in a heavy collision during his club’s Copa del Rey win over Cornella on Tuesday

Real Madrid have confirmed that Sami Khedira suffered a concussion in Tuesday night’s Copa del Rey clash with Cornella.

The Germany international took a heavy blow to his head during a nasty collision with David Garcia six minutes into the second half.

Khedira managed to rise to his feet moments later but was promptly replaced by Blancos coach Carlo Ancelotti, who 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.

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.

Khedira had been making just 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 reported Arsenal and Chelsea target is also out of contract at the end of the season and being heavily linked with a move away from the Spanish capital.

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