Chelsea’s César Azpilicueta releases upbeat message after head injury
The Chelsea captain César Azpilicueta has given an upbeat message after suffering a head injury during Saturday’s 1-0 home defeat by Southampton.
The 33-year-old was struck in the face by Sékou Mara as the Saints player attempted an overhead kick. Azpilicueta was taken to hospital and yesterday sent out a positive update.
The full-back tweeted: “My family and I would like to thank everyone who has been looking after me. From the Chelsea medical team, to team-mates and opponents, to St Mary’s and Cleveland Hospital and all staff and doctors: a massive thank you from the bottom of my heart. Now, time to recover and I will see you soon on the pitch!”
Chelsea’s defeat, combined with Tottenham’s win over West Ham on Sunday, leaves Graham Potter’s side 11 points off the Premier League top four and in serious danger of missing out on European football next season.
Sport, G. (2023, February 19). Chelsea’s César Azpilicueta releases upbeat message after head injury. The Guardian. https://www.theguardian.com/football/2023/feb/19/chelseas-cesar-azpilicueta-releases-upbeat-message-after-head-injury