Griezmann suffers his first muscle injury at Atlético

Bad news is piling up at Atlético. Antoine Griezmann had to be substituted at half-time in the derby against Real Madrid due to muscle discomfort. Simeone admitted João Félix in his place and today medical tests have confirmed that the Frenchman suffers a muscle injury to the right thigh.

Atlético explained that their striker underwent an MRI in which this discomfort was detected and that he will be treated with the physios pending evolution. The Frenchman had also received a very hard tackle from Carvajal to his left ankle that was not punished by the referee. Either as a starter or as a substitute, Antoine Griezmann has been available for Simeone in all League and Champions League matches except for the visit to Anfield, where he was suspended due to his expulsion. Except in this meeting, the Argentine has used him in each game accumulating 1,434 minutes in which he has scored seven goals and has offered three more to his teammates.

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What’s more, throughout his time at Atlético, already five and a half years counting his two terms at the club, Griezmann Only one game has been lost due to physical discomfort: against Betis on December 10, 2017. With the announcement of this injury, ‘The Little Prince’ becomes a serious doubt for the match against Sevilla next Saturday (9:00 p.m.) at the Sánchez Pizjuán, a rival who is great and who has scored eight goals. Atlético is not getting results and the match against a direct rival is considered key for the mattress aspirations.

Neither Oblak nor Koke

The team returned to work after taking a day off and neither could he count on Oblak or Koke, indisposed as reported by the club and also waiting for developments for Saturday. Simeone continues to have problems, since he still does not have the basis of his defense, with Giménez, Savic and Vrsaljko injured. The only good news for Cholo is through the trippier recovery, that he was able to enter the squad last Sunday and follow the derby against Real Madrid from the bench.

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