Everton forward Theo Walcott has been discharged from hospital after suffering a head injury in their 3-1 defeat by Manchester City.

Walcott was taken off on a stretcher after lengthy treatment after blocking Raheem Sterling’s cross with his face.An Everton statement read: “The club’s medical team will now follow concussion protocols as his recovery continues.”Manager Marco Silva told Messachi News: “He was knocked out.

He went to hospital and had a scan.”The Portuguese added in his post-match interview: “Now he’s in the dressing room taking a shower, and he’ll go home to rest.”Current Fifa guidelines suggest a minimum rest period of six days after a concussion – but the final decision rests with team doctors.

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