Courtois given the all clear

6 October 2014 14:32

Chelsea have revealed that goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has been given the all-clear after suffering a head injury on Sunday.

The Belgium international was substituted during the 2-0 London derby victory over Arsenal following a first-half collision with Alexis Sanchez at Stamford Bridge.

Courtois was taken to hospital, but Chelsea revealed on Monday that he is set to link up with the Belgium squad ahead of their Euro 2016 qualifiers against Andorra and Bosnia and Herzegovina.

A statement on the club’s official website said: “Chelsea Football Club can confirm Thibaut Courtois went to hospital during our Premier League game against Arsenal yesterday [Sunday] for precautionary tests on a head injury. Those tests came back all clear.

“Thibaut was treated for a minor cut to his ear and was released from hospital last night. He is expected to report for international duty later this week.”

Courtois himself also took to Twitter to thank fans for their support and say he expects to play again soon.

“Thanks for all the messages! I’m already feeling better. Now I’m resting to be recovered and back on the pitch soon. Great victory yesterday,” he wrote.

Courtois took over from Petr Cech as Chelsea’s first-choice goalkeeper at the start of the current campaign after spending the last three seasons on loan at Atletico Madrid.