Diego Costa out for 6 months

The Brazilian suffers severe knee injury in training

Diego Costa out for 6 months (AS)

Diego Costa out for 6 months (AS)

One day ahead of our Europa League fixture against Stromsgodset, Atlético were dealt a big blow.

Striker Diego Costa, who was set to start against the Norwegians, tore the anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus of his right knee.

The forward suffered his knee injury during a training session and was immediately transported to a local clinic. An MRI scan revealed the severity of the damage, and Costa has been scheduled to go under the knife on Thursday.

In a few weeks, Diego will be able to start his recovery process, which is expected to last at least six months.

It seems Atleti can’t catch a break, with the ACL injuries of Martin Petrov, Maxi Rodríguez, Borja and of course Asenjo still fresh in our minds.

Costa was reportedly kept around this summer, specifically, so that he could play in the early Europa League qualifiers given our temporary attacker shortage, despite the fact that his future remained uncertain due to our passport issues.

With the Brazilian now unavailable and Agüero gone, Gregorio Manzano will be extra thankful for Diego Forlán’s quick return from Argentina, just days after having achieved Copa América glory with the Uruguayan national team.

We wish Diego Costa all the best and hope for a speedy recovery.

  • Yon

    The only reason thats a big blow is because we can’t sell him now………..

  • javi

    Although I dont want him on Atleti, I hope he recovers well and soon.

  • palc

    I wonder what will happen to Costa. He can’t be sold now and when he comes back from injury, he wont be eligible to play for us cuz of the EU issue. I highly doubt that someone would be willing to sign him in January because he’s still injured/ recently recovered.

    Does anyone know when he is due to attain spanish citizenship? He has been in Spain for over 4 years. The same as Godin.

    He’s still a player with great potential. Still 22..