Atletico Madrid forward Fernando Torres returns to training after head injury

Fernando Torres

Atletico Madrid striker Fernando Torres could feature against Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League on Wednesday after returning to training following his head injury.

Torres lost consciousness in a challenge with Deportivo la Coruna's Alex Bergantinos in a 1-1 draw on March 2 but was later discharged from hospital with no serious injuries.

Despite rejoining his team-mates on the training pitch, Atletico have confirmed the 32-year-old has yet to receive the all-clear from doctors.

Atletico Madrid's forward Fernando Torres is evacuated in an ambulance due to an injury during the Spanish league football match RC Deportivo de la Coruna
Image: Fernando Torres left the pitch in an ambulance after his clash of heads against Deportivo

Atleti coach Diego Simeone last week said he believed Torres would be fit in time for the last-16 second leg at the Vicente Calderon, where Atletico will look to defend their 4-2 lead.

The forward came off the bench to score Atletico's fourth goal in the first leg in Germany but has been sidelined for the team's last two games in La Liga.

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He will need to prove his fitness before being named in Wednesday's squad.

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