PHOTO: Thibaut Courtois gets head injury all clear, joins up with Belgium

Chelsea stopper Thibaut Courtois could feature for Belgium against Andorra and Bosnia-Herzegovina this week.

Thibaut Courtois has been in excellent form since arriving back at Chelsea from his three-year loan spell with Atletico Madrid.

The Belgian has been praised for many aspects of his game, including his bravery, which got him into a spot of bother with Alexis Sanchez of Arsenal at the weekend.

Courtois came out to close down the Chilean as he burst through on goal and was clattered by the knee of the sturdy forward.

It left him unconscious briefly and after several minutes out on the field the club's medical staff finally decided to take him off and he was rushed to hospital with a case of concussion.

There were therefore concerns he may not be fit for the Belgium national side, and their head coach Marc Wilmots confirmed that they were conducting their own tests on the head injury Courtois had suffered against The Gunners earlier in the week:

“I’ve already spoken to Thibaut on Sunday. The collaboration with the medical staff of Chelsea is excellent. An hour after the game, I knew the results of the investigations already. Tests take place on Tuesday in consultation with our doctors. But I get only positive signals. Thibaut even today feels a lot better.”

Now it would certainly appear that Courtois is preparing to face Andorra and Bosnia-Herzegovina this week.

He posted this message on his official Facebook account earlier today, confirming he had joined up with the national team ahead of their upcoming fixtures:


Of course Belgium may choose not to risk him against the lowly Andorra, with Liverpool stopper Simon Mignolet a more than capable replacement for the Chelsea man.

But it is good to see he is fighting fit after what was a worrying scare on Sunday afternoon.

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