Costa sprains ankle in training

The striker is a doubt for Saturday’s match against Málaga

Atlético forward Diego Costa (Colchonero.com)

Atlético forward Diego Costa (Colchonero.com)

Atlético forward Diego Costa sprained his ankle in training Wednesday morning and could miss out on Saturday’s home clash against Málaga.

According to Atleti’s official site, the 22-year-old rolled his right ankle and fell to the ground after attempting to control a pass with his chest. He was attended to on the field by the training staff and tried to continue practicing but was unable to and retired to the locker room early.

MARCA reports that the Brazilian is doubtful to make it back in time for Málaga’s visit. Diego Forlán would likely replace Costa in the starting line-up, although manager Quique Sanchez Flores may opt to go with winger José Antonio Reyes up top alongside Sergio Agüero.

It wasn’t all bad news at the Cerro del Espino however, as midfielder Koke, returning from a sprained left knee, took full part in training with his teammates and is expected to be available on Saturday.

Tiago did some light conditioning apart from the squad, and will probably miss out this weekend as he continues his recovery from the lumbar contusion and cervical sprain suffered last Sunday in Coruña.


  • javi

    Good-not good that he got injured, but good that Forlan gets to start again, hopefully he will score two and assist on the third and reclaim his rightful spot on the starting 11

  • Too bad, but still good, Forlán gets to start yey! 😀

  • Sweden

    do we want Forlan to start is the question.. I’d rather play with a 4-3-2-1 if he plays.

    Aguero
    Forlan – Reyes

  • javi

    Yeah, I can agree with Sweden:
    Kun
    Forlam-Reyes
    Elias-Merida-Koke
    Luis-Dominguez-Godin-Ufjalusi [or Perea]
    DeGea

  • palc

    Why Forlan as playmaker? He hasn’t been holding on the ball well this season. And his passing has been poor. I would rather have Kun on that role.

  • Raed from Lebanon

    no no guys, I think that the formation should be,
    4-2-3-1
    De Gea

    Ujfalusi – Godin – Perea – Luis

    Suarez – Garcia

    Juanfran – Elias – Reyes

    Aguero

    because Juanfran & Elias present a good job, but it will not be bad if Forlan will start … anw gd luck Atleti <3

  • Sweden

    It would be very nice to see what elias is like in a more central role… hopefully he will start.

  • starvs

    Sweden, def agree wan’t to see Elias in the middle.

    I like Raed’s formation except for R. Garcia. Why would you ever play him over Koke? Or put Elias were Garcia is and Forlan were Elias was. But whatever it is, R Garcia does not crack the lineup please.

  • Javi

    Macro.com reports that Diego Costa is well and will start tomorrow

  • And this is shit now…

  • javi