RONALD ARAUJO has left hospital after getting the all-clear following yesterday’s horror collapse.
And rival player Iago Aspas was hailed for helping to save the defender’s life.
Iago Aspas and Eric Garcia helped roll Ronald Araujo into the recovery position after his collapseCredit: Alamy
Barca players watched on as their team-mate was put in the ambulance and taken to hospitalCredit: AFP
Emergency services rushed Araujo, 23, to A&E on Tuesday night after a sickening clash of heads with Barcelona team-mate Gavi during the 3-1 win over Celta Vigo.
The Uruguayan defender initially got up and carried on running before worryingly falling to the turf.
Fellow Barca centre-back Eric Garcia was first on the scene and quickly waved over medics as Celta captain Aspas rolled Araujo into the recovery position.
After a concussion was confirmed, he was kept in the infirmary overnight and underwent further health checks this morning, where it was decided by doctors he was clear to head home.
Barcelona tweeted at lunchtime: “Complementary tests on first-team player Ronald Araujo have been successful and he has been discharged from the hospital.
“This update will mark his availability.”
However, as reported by Mundo Deportivo, concussion protocols mean Araujo will not be available for selection in Barca’s game at Getafe on Sunday.
It is unclear yet whether Xavi will consider him for the final day of the season against Villarreal.
And as well as plenty of messages of support for Araujo, many on Twitter praised ex-Liverpool striker Aspas for his quick thinking.
One wrote: “We must applaud the gesture of Iago Aspas, who was the first player to go to help Ronald Araujo.
“The Spaniard quickly called medical assistance and checked if the Uruguayan had swallowed his tongue. Much respect.”
Another added: “Credit also to Iago Aspas. He was one of the first players to arrive by Araujo’s side and quickly call over the medical team. He also waited by the ambulance. Respect.”