ATLÉTICO MADRID

Filipe Luís to return sooner than expected

The Atlético defender was released from hospital on Saturday morning after undergoing surgery on an injury sustained against Lokomotiv Moscow on Thursday.

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Filipe Luís to return sooner than expected

Filipe Luis, Atlético Madrid and Brazil received a boost on Saturday with news that the Atlético defender was released from hospital after undergoing surgery to install a plate in his left fibula, and is only due to be sidelined for eight weeks. 

Injury 

The shin injury was sustained in Atlético's Europa League win against Lokomotiv Moscow and the initial signs looked ominous for player, club, and country as the left-back was stretchered off in the second half, with the early signs pointing to a broken leg.

Russia

The successful operation means that the Brazil left-back is set to make a return to the Brazil squad for this summer's World Cup, although he will be missed domestically with Atlético still fighting for LaLiga and the Europa League