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Real Madrid Defender Pepe Released From Hospital

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After spending the night at the hospital with concussion symptoms after a brutal collision with Real Madrid keeper Iker Casillas, Portuguese defender Pepe has finally been released. After undergoing a battery of precautionary tests--including a CT scan--he will now be in the charge of Real Madrid's medical services.

Real Madrid's chief doctor Carlos Díez explained this decision in the club's latest report on Pepe's status:

Usually, when there's a concussion, we have the player on a 24-hour observation plan, but we also move him to the hospital, where he undergoes some necessary medical tests, which have been negative. He has been taken care of through the night, and everything is fine, so we've decided that he can leave the hospital without any further problems.

It's very likely that Pepe still misses the Supercup game against Barcelona, but he could return to the pitch against Getafe in the next Liga BBVA fixture.

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