Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo has left hospital after ‘complementary tests’ for concussion

Barcelona have confirmed defender Ronaldo Araujo has been discharged from hospital after a series of ‘complementary tests’ for concussion.

The Catalan giants were leading 3-1 in their LaLiga game with Celta Vigo before the Uruguayan centre back clashed heads with teammate Gavi in the 62nd minute. 

The game was suspended and an ambulance was then required on the Nou Camp pitch to take the 23-year-old to a nearby hospital.


Barcelona tweeted the good news, saying: ‘Complementary tests on first-team player Ronald Araujo have been successful and he has been discharged from the hospital. 

‘The evolution will mark his availability.’

Following the game, Barcelona confirmed that he had suffered a concussion and was taken to hospital to carry out additional tests.

Barcelona released a tweet announcing the good news confirming Araujo’s hospital discharge


Xavi then confirmed the same after the game, saying: ‘We can rest easy.

‘The doctors have told us he is conscious and that he will be spending the rest of the night in the hospital, although we were scared at first.

‘He’s fine. He has a concussion and he will stay in overnight but he is going to be fine.’

Barcelona defender Ronald Araujo suddenly collapsed following a clash of heads on Tuesday

The Uruguayan international went up for a header with his team-mate Gavi in the second half

The 23-year-old’s team-mates check on him as the club’s medical team rush to his aid

Araujo is put onto a stretcher and placed into an ambulance where he is then taken to hospital

Barcelona went on to win the game 3-1, putting Xavi’s side on course for a second-placed finish in LaLiga and a spot in the lucrative Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia.

With two games left and Real Madrid already crowned champions, Barcelona are second on 72 points. 

They are seven points clear of third-placed Sevilla, who have a game in hand and will host relegation-threatened Mallorca on Wednesday.

An ambulance arrives on the Nou Camp pitch shortly after Araujo’s sickening clash of heads

Araujo’s Barcelona team-mates worryingly watch as the defender is put in an ambulance

Memphis Depay opened the scoring in the 30th minute with a first-touch strike following a brilliant individual effort by Ousmane Dembele in the right wing.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang extended Barca’s lead 10 minutes later with a close-range strike following a rebound. 

The in-form striker then scored again four minutes after the break, after another fine play by Dembele for his 11th goal in 15 games.

Iago Aspas scored Celta’s consolation goal one minute later, after Marc-Andre ter Stegen gifted the ball to the striker, who had an empty net at his disposal.


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    El jugador del primer equipo Ronald Araujo tiene una conmoción y ha sido trasladado a un centro hospitalario para realizar pruebas complementarias¿"