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Everton attacker Theo Walcott released from hospital

Everton attacker Theo Walcott has been released from hospital after suffering a nasty head injury during defeat to Manchester City.

The Toffees star was smashed in the side of the head with the ball after a Raheem Sterling cross hit him from close range during the early stages of Saturday night's showdown.

The incident occurred in just the second minute at Goodison Park and Walcott received immediate attention from the club medical staff.

And, following more than five minutes of treatment, Walcott was taken off on a stretcher and replaced by former Arsenal team-mate Alex Iwobi.

Walcott looked understandably confused following the incident and Everton announced that the winger underwent a "precautionary assessment" at hospital, reports the Mirror.

Everton issued an update on Saturday night confirming that Walcott has been discharged from hospital and the club "will follow concussion protocols".

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