LaLiga: Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis set for spell on sidelines after suffering minor thigh strain
Filipe Luis' absence continues a recent spate of defensive injuries for Atletico, who are already without Lucas Hernandez and Jose Gimenez
Madrid: Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis has suffered a minor thigh strain, the club announced on Monday.
Filipe had to come off in the 60th minute of Atletico's 3-2 win over Real Valladolid on Saturday although no timescale has been given for his return.
Atletico play Espanyol in La Liga on Saturday before the two-week winter break.
"Filipe Luis underwent an MRI scan on Monday morning which revealed a Grade 1 injury to the muscle in his right thigh," a club statement said.
Filipe's absence continues a recent spate of defensive injuries for Atletico, who are already without Lucas Hernandez and Jose Gimenez.
Italy forward Chiesa played just the first half of Saturday's 1-0 home defeat to Atalanta and in a statement Juve said that he had picked up a low-grade tear in his left thigh.
Vinicius Junior scored his 10th goal of the season as Real Madrid thrashed Granada 4-1 on Sunday.
There was also an undeniable uplift in mood at Camp Nou, with the 74,418 attendance almost double the 37,278 that watched Barca draw here against Alaves two weeks ago.