Pepe given all-clear
Defender to be discharged from hospital, says Real Madrid doctor
Last Updated: August 20, 2012 5:00pm
Iker Casillas and Pepe: Clash of heads resulted in defender being hospitalised
Real Madrid defender Pepe has been allowed to return home after spending the night under observation in hospital due to a head injury.
The Portugal international suffered a clash of heads with his own goalkeeper Iker Casillas in the draw against Valencia on Sunday evening.
The 29-year-old had to be replaced at half-time before being taken to hospital but has now been given the all-clear.
Team doctor Carlos Diez told the club's official website: "Normally when there's a head injury, we, as a matter of protocol, have the player under observation for 24 hours.
"We took him to hospital where he underwent the corresponding tests, which have come out negative.
"He has spent the night under observation and everything is fine and we've decided, under the control of the Real Madrid medical team, that the player can be discharged from hospital without any problem."
It is unclear at this point whether Pepe will be fit to play for Real in Thursday night's Spanish Supercopa first leg against Barcelona at the Nou Camp.