Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois has revealed the various incidents which took place before he was eventually substituted off after his head injury caused by Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez, Daily Star reports.
The Blues medical staff was heavily criticised for their handling of the 22-year-old after he was cleared to play for an additional 13 minutes before eventually asking to be taken off.
However, he defended the doctor’s decision to let him play by stating that he felt no side effects until later, hence the reason he was able to continue play.
“The doctor of Chelsea did well, I think,” Courtois told Sky Sports.
“She asked me the questions she needed to ask and I could repeat immediately so I was feeling well and didn’t have to come off.
“I didn’t feel I was knocked out but I was hit. I didn’t have a headache or anything, but after a few minutes I felt worse and worse.
“Then I started to feel a little dizzy and I couldn’t see the ball anymore, and there was a little blood coming from my ear. Because I saw trouble, I went off.”
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