Reassuring news coming out of Atletico Madrid this morning.
After initial fears that Fernando Torres had suffered serious damage following a clash with Deportivo midfielder Alex Bergantinos, scans have revealed the 32-year-old forward has escaped traumatic injury.
Bergantinos sportingly went to visit Torres in hospital after the match at the Estadio Riazor had ended.
And what Torres said to the opponent that left him unconscious and in need of an ambulance will melt your heart…
“He is very well and happy. They have told him how he is and he has understood perfectly,” Bergantinos said.
“He told me to be calm and that these things happen.
“He told me that something like this happened years ago.
“He was calm and even smiling. He remembers an occasion he had and other things, but he does not remember anything about our collision.”
Pure class from El Nino.
There have been occasions in the past when players have been crippled by guilt after inadvertently injuring a fellow professional.
So for Torres to reassure Bergantinos that he did nothing wrong proves that the World Cup-winning Spaniard is not only a respectable role model but a top bloke as well.
Here’s hoping he returns to action before long.