Video: Atletico Madrid's Mario Suarez suffers "traumatic brain injury" during friendly

Modified 11 Aug 2014
Concerned team-mates, medical staff and opponents look on as Mario Suarez collapses.

Atletico Madrid midfielder Mario Suarez suffered what the club describes as “traumatic brain injury” during a pre-season friendly against German club Wolfsburg.

It was in the 21st minute that the 27-year-old midfielder went up to for a header and collided with the hip-bone of team-mate Cristian Ansaldi, who was himself challenging opposition striker Ivica Olic.

 It was later announced that the Spaniard has undergone a CT scan and won’t return with the squad immediately.

The end news was a positive one as the player regained consciousness and even sent a message across that he was fine and thanked everyone for their wishes

Suarez played a stellar role last season during the club’s run to the Champions League final and the La Liga title.

The Madrid club eventually won the match 5-1 which included new signing Mario Mandzukic’s first goal.

You can watch the video of the incident below:

Atletico Madrid’s season begins on 25th August against local rivals Rayo Vallecano.

Published 11 Aug 2014
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