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Chelsea Stopper Thibaut Courtois Discusses Injury Concerns Following Arsenal Incident

Courtois was full of praise for the Chelsea medical team…

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has praised the work of the Blues medical team, who saw to him within moments of his clash with Arsenal winger Alexis Sanchez last weekend.

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Reports in the Daily Mail confirm that the Belgian will be fit to return for the Premier League leaders next game, against Crystal Palace next Saturday, after he played for is country in a 6-0 win over Andorra earlier this week.

The 22-year-old goalkeeper had to be replaced in the 24th minute by Petr Cech during Chelsea’s 2-0 win at Stamford Bridge, and has since singled out Chelsea doctor Eva Carneiro for special praise.

Courtois said: “The doctor of Chelsea did well, I think. 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. I know you have to be careful, but I was not really knocked out.”

The source adds that the former Genk custodian revealed he was ‘a little confused’ after the events at Stamford Bridge and was suffering from neck pains, dizziness and headaches but was passed fit to play after undergoing neurological tests.

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