ATLETICO MADRID are sweating over the severity of Luis Suarez’s leg injury after he picked up the problem during training.
The 34-year-old has starred in his first season at the Wanda Metropolitano, with the striker chipping in with 19 goals and two assists in 26 LaLiga matches.
But Diego Simeone is now left fearing he may be set for an extended spell on the sidelines which could potentially cost his side winning their first LaLiga title since 2014.
The 1-0 defeat against Sevilla on Sunday saw Barcelona close the gap on Atletico to just one point at the the top of the table with just nine games left.
In a further blow for Los Colchoneros, they have confirmed that Suarez has picked up an injury, with the player having to withdraw from Wednesday’s training session.
A club statement read: “The Uruguayan underwent tests on Wednesday that confirmed the injury.
“He’s pending response to treatment. Luis Suarez has suffered a muscle injury to the left leg.
“The striker underwent medical tests on Wednesday after feeling pain in training that confirmed the injury.”
Suarez is already unavailable for the upcoming clash against Real Betis due to suspension, but he could now be out of action for even longer.
According to Football Espana, the former Liverpool ace’s injury could see him miss up to three weeks.
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This would see him be ruled out for the games against Eibar and Huesca, and a doubt for the home match against Athletic Bilbao.
Atletico fans were left gutted by news of his injury, as one tweeted: “Am beginning to suspect that someone is behind all of this… it’s just problems after problems.”
Another commented: “They might as well of just said ‘our season depends on the response to this treatment’.”
A third added: “Is it impossible for things to get worse? Indeed.”
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