Diego Godín could still be available for Atlético’s crunch clash with Bayern Munich at the Allianz Arena in a fortnight, despite the club confirming today that he sustained a grade I-II thigh injury in the match against Athletic on Wednesday.
The Uruguayan was examined on Friday morning at the FREMAP Clinic at Majadahonda after the swelling subsided, and the defender is expected to be out for two weeks while he recovers from the injury.
The club confirmed it is not the same injury as the one he recovered from before the tie against Barcelona.
Godín will certainly miss the match against Málaga tomorrow, along with the first leg of the Champions League clash in Madrid next week.
He will also be absent from the match against Rayo Vallecano but if all things go well, could be available for the decisive leg of the European battle with Bayern Munich.
The injury in the 11th minute of the match against Athletic is a huge blow for Atleti’s title run-in and European dreams, but Atleti will be confident that they have enough cover in the form of Stefan Savic and the emerging Lucas Hernández.
There was also some good news for Atleti’s defence, as José Giménez has been passed fit to return to the Atleti side, and is part of Simeone’s selection to face Málaga.