Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa out with groin strain
Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa has suffered a groin strain, the membership mentioned on Sunday, and is ready to overlook Wednesday’s essential King’s Cup quarter-final second leg at Sevilla and subsequent week’s Liga sport at dwelling to Las Palmas.
Atletico didn’t state for the way lengthy the Brazilian-born Spain striker could be out, though a report in Spanish newspaper Marca mentioned he could be unavailable for 10 days.
Costa was taken off within the second half of Atletico’s 1-1 draw at dwelling to Girona on Saturday, which additional dented their slim probabilities of chasing down runaway Liga leaders Barcelona.
Coach Diego Simeone mentioned after the sport he had taken the striker off as a result of he had been enjoying with discomfort.
“After being substituted in the 61st minute of the game against Girona due to muscle discomfort, Diego Costa underwent a scan on Sunday which diagnosed a strain in his adductor muscles,” Atletico mentioned in an announcement.
“The … striker’s recovery will depend on how the injury develops.”
Atletico are second in La Liga and are eight factors adrift of Barca, a spot which could possibly be stretched to 11 if the Catalans beat Real Betis on Sunday.
They path Sevilla 2-1 within the Cup tie after dropping the primary leg on the Wanda Metropolitano stadium.
Costa, 29, rejoined Atletico from Chelsea in September for 57 million kilos ($79 million) however was solely capable of play from January after the membership’s ban on registering new players expired.
He has made 5 appearances in all competitions, scoring thrice and offering one help, however has solely accomplished 90 minutes as soon as.