Atletico Madrid’s star striker Luis Suarez picks up muscle injury in training with LaLiga leaders sweating on the extent of the issue with just nine games left in title run-in
- Luis Suarez picked up an injury during an Atletico Madrid training session
- The striker was forced to withdraw from training and undergo several tests
- Atletico confirmed Suarez’s injury ahead of the business end of the season
- Suarez has scored 19 goals this season to push Atletico to the top of the table
Atletico Madrid have been dealt a potential injury blow after Luis Suarez picked up a muscular injury during training.
Suarez was forced to withdraw from a training session on Wednesday and undergo several tests with the club’s medical team.
Confirmation of Suarez’s injury has left leave Diego Simeone sweating, as his side could potentially head into the business end of the season without the man who has scored 19 goals so far this season.
Luis Suarez picked up an injury during an Atletico Madrid training session on Wednesday
Atletico confirmed the news by posting an official statement on their club website. However, they are yet to give a time frame in regards to his recovery.
The statement from the club read: ‘Luis Suarez has suffered a muscle injury in his left leg.
‘Our player, after feeling some discomfort in training this Wednesday, underwent tests with the club’s medical services that confirmed the injury of the Uruguayan international.
‘It is pending evolution.’
He was forced to withdraw from training and undergo several tests with the medical staff
Simeone may head into the business end of the season without Suarez who’s scored 19 times
Suarez had already been ruled out of Atletico’s LaLiga fixture with Real Betis on Sunday due to suspension, but Simeone’s star striker could be sidelined for longer than he had expected.
The Uruguayan international could miss Atletico’s game against Eibar on April 18, while his teammates will be hoping he is fit to face both Huesca and Athletic Bilbao later in the month.
Additionally, fans will be eager to see Suarez back in Simeone’s squad for Atletico’s top of the table clash with rivals Barcelona on May 9.
Atletico sit just one point ahead of the Catalans in the LaLiga table and will be hoping to extend their gap next month.
Suarez’s absence from the squad could be detrimental to the LaLiga leaders’ title hopes
Suarez’s absence from the squad could be detrimental to the club’s title hopes as he has been the driving force behind their success this season.
Having joined Atletico from Barcelona for £5.5million last summer, Suarez is currently joint-second in the race for the Pichichi after providing the club 19 goals in 26 appearances.
Sitting just four goals behind his former teammate Lionel Messi, Suarez will be eager to return to action sooner rather than later.