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MILAN, July 14 — Atalanta’s Colombia striker Luis Muriel reassured fans he was on the mend after being taken to hospital in Bergamo today after hitting his head in a domestic accident.
The 29-year-old, who has scored 17 goals in Serie A this season, received stitches but was later discharged after getting the all-clear following a scan.
“I’m fine, I’m home,” Muriel said on Instagram.
“Fortunately, nothing serious happened. Tonight I will be at the stadium to cheer Atalanta, and already tomorrow I will return to train with my teammates.
“Thank you for the affection you have shown me in these hours.”
Details of the accident remain uncertain with news agency AGI reporting the forward slipped in the shower, while Sky Italia said he fell at the swimming pool at his home during a get-together with some friends.
Atalanta confirmed Muriel will miss their Serie A game against Lombardy rivals Brescia later today, when the Bergamo side can move up to second in the league, but should return for the trip to Verona this weekend.
“Following a domestic accident, Luis Muriel will not be available for the Atalanta-Brescia match,” Atalanta said in a statement.
“The player will be regularly available for the training session tomorrow, July 15th.”
Atalanta are through to the Champions League quarter-finals in their debut season in the competition and will play Paris Saint-Germain in the last eight next month. — AFP