Araujo discharged from hospital with concussion

Axel Allag, Media365, published on Wednesday May 11, 2022 at 5:25 p.m.

Evacuated by ambulance during the match won by FC Barcelona against Celta Vigo on Tuesday evening (3-1) following a shock to the head with his teammate Eric Garcia, Ronald Araujo was released from hospital on Wednesday. The exams were “satisfactory” according to a press release from the Catalan club.

The Camp Nou was plunged into silence for a long time on Tuesday evening. Shortly after the hour mark of the match won against Celta Vigo (3-1), Ronald Araujo collapsed on the lawn following a head-to-head collision with his teammate Gavi. For a few seconds, the FC Barcelona central defender staggered before falling to the ground. Very quickly, Eric Garcia and Iago Aspas, the captain of Celta Vigo, were able to provide him with first aid before the trainers and an ambulance entered the Camp Nou pitch.

Xavi: “He scared us”

Placed on a stretcher and evacuated by ambulance to the nearest hospital, the Uruguayan was replaced by Clément Lenglet during the 68th minute of play. In a press release published on Tuesday evening, the Catalan club explained that Araujo was suffering from a “concussion” and was going to carry out further examinations. Examinations which were “satisfactory” according to the current 2nd in La Liga, who gave news this Wednesday in a brief press release. “His return to the field will depend on his development”also assured Barça, as the player was released from hospital.

Tuesday evening, Xavi spoke on the subject at a post-match press conference. “He is fine. He will remain in hospital for observation tonight but is expected to return home tomorrow (this Wednesday, editor’s note). He scared us”, had slipped the technician of the Catalan club. Aged 23, Araujo extended his contract with FC Barcelona at the end of April until 2026, with an insane release clause set at one billion euros. In this 2021-2022 season, there are only two games left for Barça, May 15 in Getafe, then May 22 against Villarreal, at Camp Nou.

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