UPDATE: Fernando Torres has left hospital and has thanked fans for their kind words.
Former Chelsea and Liverpool striker Fernando Torres is “conscious and lucid” in a Spanish hospital.
He knocked out while playing in a game on Thursday night.
He was knocked out and needed treatment for several minutes, before being stretchered off during Atletico Madrid's 1-1 draw at Deportivo La Coruna.
Players rushed to his aid after he was knocked out cold in the game.
Torres has tweeted to thank fans for their messages of support and to say he hopes to "return very soon".