UPDATE: AS reports that Argentina international Eduardo Salvio also injured himself over the international break, and will be out for about 7 to 10 days.
Original Report: After the conclusion of all international action over the FIFA break, it appeared as if Atlético players had made it through unscathed.
However, Atleti’s official site reported on Thursday that Turkish midfielder Arda Turan sustained a grade I-II right hamstring injury in mid-week duty with his national team.
Turan will miss Saturday’s clash against Granada, and reports from Turkey claim the playmaker will be out for two weeks.
It’s the second time this season Arda has suffered a knock while playing for his country, and it’s said Atlético officials are not too pleased with the situation.
Back in Madrid, Antonio López also succumbed to a grade I-II right hamstring injury and, according to the club’s official site, will not be travelling to Andalusia to face off against Granada.
Meanwhile, Sílvio remains a doubt to play this weekend because of his groin injury. He hasn’t been officially ruled out yet though, and may be a game-time decision.
Colombia’s heroes Radamel Falcao and Luis Amaranto Perea, and Argentine international Eduardo Salvio all got stuck behind in South America with flight delays and will report to training on Friday, only one day before our game.