Falcao out of hospital after ‘rugby tackle’
Striker Radamel Falcao left hospital on Thursday after staying overnight for a head injury caused by what his Monaco coach branded a â€œrugby tackleâ€ in the 4-0 Ligue 1 defeat to Nice.
Falcao took a heavy knock to the head when he was caught in a sandwich between goalkeeper Yoan Cardinale and defender Paul Baysse on Wednesday.
The Colombian international had been chasing a bouncing ball which Cardinale punched clear from just inside his area.
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Falcao, 30, did not reappear for the second half and was later taken to a Monte Carlo hospital for scans on his head and chest.
A member of Monacoâ€™s medical staff told AFP that the scans had shown â€œno problemsâ€.
Falcao, who rose to fame at Atletico Madrid, may still miss this Saturdayâ€™s Ligue 1 clash with Angers but should return to face Bayer Leverkusen in the Champions League on Tuesday.
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Even so, Monaco coach Leonardo Jardim was left fuming.
â€œIn most places in Europe thatâ€™s a red card,â€ he said.
â€œReferees should make sure that in these kind of situations there is proper punishment. It was like a rugby tackle.â€