Atletico suffer Vitolo injury blow


Atletico Madrid's Brazilian defender Filipe Luis (2ndL) celebrates with teammates after scoring during the Spanish ...
Atletico Madrid's Brazilian defender Filipe Luis (2ndL) celebrates with teammates after scoring during the Spanish league football match Club Atletico de Madrid vs Real Sociedad at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid on April 4, 2017. PHOTO/JAVIER SORIANO / AFP

In Summary

  • Atletico Madrid winger Vitolo is set to miss between two and four weeks after suffering a knee sprain during his team’s 1-1 La Liga draw at Valencia on Monday.

Atletico Madrid winger Vitolo is set to miss between two and four weeks after suffering a knee sprain during his team’s 1-1 La Liga draw at Valencia on Monday.

“Vitolo finished the game which we played at Mestalla against Valencia with pain in his left knee,” Atletico said in a statement on Tuesday.

“The report from club medics indicates he has suffered a grade two knee sprain.”

Although the club did not state the estimated length of Vitolo’s absence,  injury on the knee can take up to a month to heal.

New signing Gelson Martins, who impressed as a substitute against Valencia, may get more playing time in the coming weeks.

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