Chelsea keeper Courtois set to link up with Belgium squad

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The Blues' No.1 was substituted with a suspected head injury during Sunday's win over Arsenal but treated only for a "minor cut to the ear" and could play on Friday

By George Ankers

Chelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is set to link up with the Belgium squad on Thursday as his recovery from a head injury is monitored, Goal understands.

The 22-year-old was substituted during the Blues' 2-0 Premier League victory over Arsenal on Sunday after being clattered in a collision with Alexis Sanchez.

Having been bleeding from the ear, Courtois was taken to hospital for examination but Chelsea confirmed on Monday that he had been given the "all clear".

He has been called up to Marc Wilmots's party to face Andorra and Bosnia-Herzegovina and is due for continued observation by the national side’s medical staff ahead of Friday’s Euro 2016 qualifier.

Caution is being taken to monitor the former Atletico Madrid loanee regularly in the days following his injury, as is standard practice for such an issue.

Club and country are understood to be keeping in touch about Courtois's condition but Belgium will have the final say over whether or not he takes his place between the posts.

The keeper himself, treated for "a minor cut to his ear", has Tweeted his optimism about his chances of being "back on the pitch soon".

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