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ENGLAND: Drobga in concussion as Chelsea win

[Posted 28 Aug 2011]
[By Brighton Mupangavanhu]
ENGLAND: Drobga in concussion as Chelsea win

Big Ivorian Chelsea striker Didier Drogba had to be stretchered out of the field unconscious after being accidentally punched by Norwich goalkeeper as the two went for the ball in the box. Chelsea won the league match 3-1 at home to join Liverpool at the top.

The player was released on the same night, his club said on Saturday.

"Chelsea Football Club can confirm Didier Drogba will be released from hospital tonight following medical tests," a club statement said.

 "The striker...is suffering from mild concussion. The club's medical staff will continue to monitor the 33-year-old over the coming days," continued the statement.

The striker had been drafted into the starting line-up to partner Fernando Torres against newly promoted Norwich.

Juan Mata, Frank Lampard and Jose Bosingwa scored for Chelsea, while Norwich's only goal came from Grant Holt.

Meanwhile, Liverpool scored three past Bolton Wanderers with goals from Jordan Henderson, Charlie Adam and Martin Skrtel. Ivan Klasnic scored for Bolton.

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