On the back of a week of terrible results, Atlético received some more devastating news.
The club’s official site reports that striker Sergio Aguero suffered a grade I left hamstring injury in the Copa del Rey match against Real Madrid.
The 22-year-old, according to several reports in the Spanish media, is expected to be out for the next two weeks as he recovers from the strain. He will miss important ties against Mallorca, Real Madrid and Sporting Gijón.
The forward himself was very disappointed with the news, and wrote via Twitter:
“Bad news and a lot of anger. In the first half against (Real) Madrid I felt some discomfort in my left leg. Despite the pain, I wanted to continue.
“Today, they performed tests on me that confirm that I had a grade I muscle strain. They tell me that my recovery period will be 10 days.”
Our faint hope of making a comeback against our bitter rivals for the second leg of the domestic cup derby just got even dimmer.
The only positive news that can come from this is if youth product Borja finally sees some action.
More injury news
Midfielder Mario Suarez underwent an MRI yesterday that confirmed a grade I left thigh injury, also suffered against Real. The 23-year-old will be out for at least two weeks as well.
David de Gea was cleared to play after undergoing testing in his hand following what was thought to be a sprained finger resulting from a harsh challenge by Cristiano Ronaldo.
Tiago re-joined his team-mates and fully practised with the squad this morning. He appears to be totally recovered from the hamstring injury he suffered in the match against Racing Santander, and is expected to play on Monday.