Graham Potter has given a very Crucial update on Azplicueta injury scare; Here is what he said.
It was a very messy tackle on the Chelsea captain yesterday during the Southampton loss that actually caused him to pass out.
The event happened in the heat of the game and he was substituted and just now we are learning he is in good condition and talking.
Chelsea manager Graham Potter says captain Cesar Azpilicueta is “conscious” and “speaking” in hospital after suffering a head injury during Saturday’s home defeat by Southampton.
Azpilicueta lay motionless on the pitch after being struck in the face by Sekou Mara as the Saints substitute attempted an overhead kick.
Mara looked shaken as players from both teams and medical staff rushed to the 33-year-old defender’s aid at Stamford Bridge.
Azpilicueta received oxygen treatment for several minutes before being stretchered off, though he was conscious as he left the field.
“It was a bad moment for us,” Potter said. “He’s conscious in hospital and he’s been speaking to his wife.
“We’re monitoring him and making sure he’s OK.
“I think he was unconscious at one point, so it was worrying for everyone. It was accidental but still it was a kick in the face. You can see how bad it was.”