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Atlético Madrid

Godín sidelined with sprained ankle, will miss Valencia game

The Uruguayan defender joins his international teammate José María Giménez on the treatment table, giving Diego Simeone a problem.

Godín sidelined with sprained ankle, will miss Valencia game

Atletico Madrid's Uruguayan international defender Diego Godín picked up a left ankle sprain during the Spanish club's midweek 1-0 Champions League win over Bayern Munich and will miss the match against Valencia this weekend.

"Sprained lateral collateral ligament"

"After a first examination by the club's medical staff, the international is suffering from a sprained lateral collateral ligament in his left ankle," the club said in a statement Thursday. "Additional tests will be conducted in the coming hours," it added without giving details for how long the 30-year-old was expected to be sidelined for.

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Giménez also sidelined

The Spanish club are already without Uruguayan defender José Giménez, who suffered a thigh injury last weekend, and Godin's absence could prove a defensive headache for coach Diego Simeone ahead of his side’s trip to Mestalla.

Godín a doubt for WC qualifiers

Atletico play Valencia in La Liga action on Sunday with Godín also a possible doubt for Uruguay's upcoming 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Venezuela and Colombia.