Diego Godín ruled out for 2 weeks with thigh injury

The Uruguayan could still feature for Atlético against Bayern in Munich

Godín was injured against Athletic at San Mamés

Godín was injured against Athletic at San Mamés

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.

  • Our defense is designed to not rely on one figure to get the job done defensively. We’re so organized that, one CB absence, isn’t the end of the world. Obviously it’s not ideal but we’ll be okay for first-leg.

  • Koke

    I agree. The beautiful thing about our defense is that it’s doubly strong for 2 reasons – the actual defenders and the tactics our team uses. Even if we used similar tactics with average players, or lesser tactics with our great players, we would still have a very strong defense. As it is, we have both, hence the formidable force we have in front of Oblak week in, week out.

    Godin will be a huge loss, because of his talent AND his attitude, but I am sure the others can fill the void. Savic has been very impressive this season even though a lot of fans seem to overlook him, and Lucas has been an absolute monster for a guy who was anonymous to the football world a few short months ago. Plus we all know what Gimenez can do. I’m still confident!

    P.S. has Godin even been rested yet this season? Maybe this can be a blessing in disguise, so he can be fresh for the last crucial Liga matches and (FINGERS CROSSED) the all important game we may or may not play later in the Champion’s league…