By 90Min
May 20, 2019

Barcelona right back Nelson Semedo has been released from hospital after receiving a nasty head injury during his side's 2-2 draw with Eibar on Sunday.

Semedo was removed from the game at half-time having clashed heads with Eibar centre back Paulo Oliveira in the 38th minute, but has now been discharged from a hospital in Bilbao having gone through thorough observation and testing.

The Portugal international has appeared 45 times in all competitions for Barcelona in the 2018/19 campaign and will be hoping to be involved in the Copa del Rey final against Valencia on Saturday.

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Releasing an official statement on the club site, Barcelona stated: "Semedo has undergone the necessary tests required for the head injury he received against Eibar on Sunday, and has been discharged from hospital. 


"The player returns to Barcelona to continue with the established protocol regarding this kind of injury and an evaluation will be made of when he can return to training."


If Barcelona medical staff grant Semedo permission to play the final in accordance with head injury procedure, the 25-year-old could make his ninth Copa del Rey appearance of the season.

Semedo picked up the injury not long before half-time, but continued to play through to the break before being withdrawn from the match. In the end, his side were held to what was a frustrating 2-2 draw ahead of a huge fixture against Valencia this weekend.

The Portuguese defender signed for the Catalan giants from Benfica in 2017 for a reported fee of around €30m and has made 26 league appearances, scoring one goal for the club.

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As Blaugrana manager Ernesto Valverde looks to cap off the 2018/19 campaign with a Copa del Rey trophy, Semedo's involvement in Saturday's squad would certainly provide him with a boost in both defensive and attacking areas.

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