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Real Madrid defender Pepe released from hospital

Real Madrid defender Pepe has been discharged from hospital.

Pepe has been given the green light to return home after spending the night under observation in hospital because of a head injury suffered in the match against Valencia.

Doctor Carlos Diez told "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."

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