Barcelona 2-2 Chelsea

Barcelona's Pique discharged

April 25, 2012

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique was released from hospital on Wednesday morning following a heavy collision with team-mate Victor Valdes during the Champions League semi-final defeat to Chelsea.

Carles Puyol calls for medical attention as Gerard Pique suffers a nasty fall
GettyImagesCarles Puyol calls for medical attention as Gerard Pique suffers a nasty fall

Pique, 25, was injured after 17 minutes in the clash with goalkeeper Valdes, which appeared to leave him briefly unconscious.

The centre-back tried to play on but was substituted eight minutes later and taken to hospital with suspected concussion.

A statement from Barcelona said: "Gerard Pique has been discharged from hospital after follow-up medical tests proved satisfactory.

"The Barcelona FC defender spent the night in hospital under observation after a heavy collision with Didier Drogba and Victor Valdes in the early stages of the match against Chelsea. The player will now rest for a week before being re-assessed.''

Barca were held to a 2-2 draw by 10-man Chelsea at the Nou Camp, losing 3-2 on aggregate.