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Felipe Melo released from hospital observation

After suffering a bit of head trauma during the Genoa match, Melo has been released from the hospital.

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While there were smiles all around the pitch following Inter's 1-0 win against Genoa, there was some cause for concern after the final whistle had blown. During the game Felipe Melo was involved in a collision with Medel. He continued to play but during halftime there were some concerns by Mancini and the medical staff, mainly due to the fact that Melo could not remember what had happened. Typical to his warrior playing style he wanted to continue in the second half but the staff decided against it and subbed him off during the break for Brozovic.

The 32 year old was sent to the hospital for a CAT scan which had a negative result. He stayed the night for observation and was released this morning. Inter's head doctor said that Melo will be evaluated later in the week but that he doesn't think that this is anything serious.

Melo has been an incredible player so far this season and his leadership has been very much appreciated. While his passion to keep playing is admirable, it is good to see the medical staff acting on the side of caution rather than risking further injury. He should be back pretty soon, possibly by the next match against Udinese, and I'm sure the fans will be singing his name when he steps on the pitch again.