LaLiga: Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis set for spell on sidelines after suffering minor thigh strain

Madrid: Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis has suffered a minor thigh strain, the club announced on Monday.

File image of Filipe Luis. Reuters

File image of Filipe Luis. Reuters

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.

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Updated Date: Dec 17, 2018 22:54:56 IST

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