Roma's Maarten Stekelenburg regains consciousness after clash with Inter's Lucio - report

The goalkeeper was involved in an ugly incident with the Brazilian defender during Saturday's encounter but fortunately has shown encouraging signs after being taken to hospital
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Roma goalkeeper Maarten Stekelenburg has regained consciousness after clashing with Inter defender Lucio during the sides’ goalless draw in Serie A on Saturday, reports Sky Sport Italia.

The former Ajax custodian had lost consciousness for a period, as only 15 minutes into the match hie received a blow to the next in a challenge with the centre-back as they both collided while going for a 50-50 ball.

However, the news channel has since reported that he has woken up and is communicating once more.

Stekelenburg underwent a CAT scan at the hospital shortly after being admitted and the signs seem to be encouraging, which will delight Roma coach Luis Enrique, as he should have his first-choice goalkeeper back in contention soon.

Roma lie in 15th place after their goalless draw at San Siro.