Super Bowl 50

Sun, Feb 7, 2016

Get the latest Super Bowl news >>

Super Bowl Commercials
Broncos Win Super Bowl 50
Home of Super Bowl 50
Watch Now 16 Things to Know Full Coverage

Madrid's Pepe in hospital after head knock


MADRID (AP) -Real Madrid defender Pepe has been taken to hospital for overnight observation after hurting his head in a collision during the 1-1 home draw with Valencia in the Spanish league on Sunday.

Pepe collided with teammate Iker Casillas in the 42nd minute when both tried to reach a cross in Madrid's area that led to Valencia's goal.

The two players remained prone on the pitch for a few moments. Pepe was replaced by Raul Albiol at halftime and sent to the hospital afterward.

Madrid says tests revealed no brain damage but that he would spend 24 hours under observation.

Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo says "(Pepe) is in hospital and we'll see how he progresses. He is an important player for us but his health is the most important thing."

Copyright 2016 by STATS LLC and The Associated Press. Any commercial use or distribution without the express written consent of STATS LLC and The Associated Press is strictly prohibited.

Biggest Stories



Most Popular