By Chris Wright
Quite how they know is anybody’s guess, but MARCA are reporting that Pepe’s first words upon coming to after being knocked sparko doolally by Iker Casillas against Valencia on Sunday afternoon were “My name is Pablo, what am I doing here?”
The observant among you may notice that Pepe’s name is not Pablo, nor has it ever been.
The Portuguese centre-half was immediately admitted to hospital, where he stayed under observation until Monday night; and while suffering from episodes of minor memory loss, examinations have shown that he didn’t sustain any permanent brain damage – non more so than he had before anyway.
Pepe has since been ruled out of Thursday’s Spanish Supercopa first leg against Barcelona, but the good news is that he’s on the mend and expected to be back in training by the time the weekend is out.