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Didier Drogba's Concussion 'Mild'; Forward To Be Released From Hospital Tonight

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Some good news on the Didier Drogba front - Chelsea FC have announced on their official site that Didier Drogba has been released from hospital following a nasty collision with Norwich City goalkeeper John Ruddy that left the Ivorian with what's being described as a 'mild' concussion. With Drogba apparently knocked unconscious for a crazy-sounding 30 minutes it was easy to fear for the worst, so the release from Chelsea is immensely heartening for everyone wishing the striker a speedy and full recovery.

With concussions, it's best to evaluate the symptoms a week following the incident that caused the problem, because that's when the long-term problems apparently start to show up, so we won't know Drogba's true prognosis until after the club do their magic with neurological testing on the striker. In other words, Drogba's not out of the woods yet, but he's a very tough man and we can probably hope at this point that this turns out rather better than first expected. Thank goodness for that.