Atletico Madrid face setback after striker Diego Costa sustains left thigh injury


Recent reports received on Tuesday reveal that La Liga side Atletico Madrid’s forward player Diego Costa has injured his left thigh during a friendly match against Serie A giants Juventus in Sweden.

Notably, Diego Costa was replaced by Ivan Saponjic immediately after he complained of muscle pain in the 90th minute of Saturday’s encounter which Atletico won 2-1.

“Diego Costa suffers a muscle injury in the adductors of the left thigh,” the club said in a statement.

“Costa underwent an MRI scan at the Clínica Universidad de Navarra and is pending response to treatment,” the statement added.

Atletico Madrid is all set to host Getafe on Sunday in the first week of the new La Liga season. It is worth noting here that Costa will not be able to take part in that match even if he regains fitness by then since he had been handed an eight-match ban after he had insulted a referee in a match against Barcelona which they went on to lose 2-0.

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