ATLETICO MADRID

Atletico Madrid lose Filipe Luis until the new year

The Brazilian left-back suffered a grade II muscle tear in his left hamstring and will miss games against Villarreal and Las Palmas.

Atletico Madrid lose Filipe Luis until the new year
FELIPE SEVILLANO

Filipe Luis will miss Atletico Madrid's last two games of the calender years having quit training at Majadehonda on Wednesday. The tests that ensued confirmed a grade II muscle of the left hamstring, which results in his absence from Atletico's remaining two fixtures in 2016.

He would get through most of the session but in the final five minutes was forced off, and it was initially believed to be as a precaution. The 31-year-old did not play against Bayern Munich in the Champions League on Tuesday night but did play the full 90 against Espanyol the weekend before.

Filipe Luis during training on Wednesday with Atletico Madrid

Official club statement

The official club statement said: "Our player, who had to leave this Wednesdays’ training due to discomfort, underwent medical tests this Thursday in the Fremap Majadahonda Clinic. The Brazilian international will begin a physical therapy treatment with alternative training. He is pending evolution."

His injury means Lucas Hernandez will most likely retain his place at left-back, where the Frenchman has filled in for Diego Simeone, most recently against Bayern Munich.

Lucas Hernandez of Atletico Madrid reacts during the UEFA Champions League

Lucas Hernandez of Atletico Madrid reacts during the UEFA Champions League