Chelsea’s captain, Cesar Azpilicueta is now under medical supervision after suffering a head injury during his team’s 1-0 defeat to Southampton on Saturday, February 18.
The defender was hurt by a high boot as he challenged for the ball with Sekou Mara. The game was stopped for at least 10 minutes as Azpilicueta received treatment from the club’s medical staff.
Azpilicueta was given oxygen but was able to wave to fans as he finally departed. Giving an update on the player, Chelsea’s coach Graham Potter told reporters that he is awake and speaking with his wife in the hospital.
“He’s in hospital. He is conscious and speaking to his wife. Hopefully he is in the best place and we’re monitoring. He need to take all the precautions we need to take now.”