The centre-back of the Italian football club Alex was knocked unconscious after receiving a nasty blow to his head in a match against Lazio.

The 33-year-old was rushed to hospital in Rome and spent the night under medical observation. The extent of the damage is unknown.

Alex collided with Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma and received a knock to the head from his young colleague’s knee. He was replaced by Phillipe Mexes, and Milan went on to beat Lazio 3-1.

Alex has played for  Chelsea and Paris-Saint Germain. He was signed by Milan in 2014. In his career he has made 437 appearances and scored 50 goals.

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