Attilico de MadridTOSimeone loses forward to March
MOntilivi appeared on the horizon ofDiego Costa and the Atticas the final judgment thatdetermine the date of passage through the operating room to end the discomfort in the footthat come turning each game into an ordeal. The striker, supporter of the immediate operation against the voices that can endure until the end of the season, even asked to prove himself against Girona. He did it, he gave it his all, he forced the equalizer with pain but ended up more convinced than ever:so I could not continue.
From that night on this Monday, accompanied by the doctor rojiblancoScar Headpiece, get on a plane to Brazil to be intervened this Wednesday byRodrigo Lasmar,the prestigious head of the medical services of the Canarinha team that already 12 years ago implanted in the fifth metatarsal of his left foot the screw that now, after the trauma suffered in the last weeks, prevents him from playing without pain.
A solution to end once and for all with the inconvenience that does not avoid the conservative treatment that is being applied. The problem, especially for Simeone,is that you can not count on Costa until the month of March, because the forecasts handled by the doctors who proceed to the intervention estimate that the period of absence should not be less than three months. Under normal conditions, barely eight weeks will be enough for the Hispano-Brazilian to be back, but the fact that the operation is carried out ona recidivist zonecomplicates the matter. In fact, it will not be unreasonable that his reappearanceIt will last even up to four months.
As things, the Attico must learn to live without Costa during at least 12 league days-Alavs, Valladolid, Espanyol, Sevilla, Levante, Huesca, Getafe, Betis, the derby against Real Madrid, Rayo, Villarreal and Real Sociedad-,all cup qualifiers-It will only be available for a final hipotica-and the first leg of the knockout stages of the Champions League, although the return can also be lost depending on the day it is set.
In other words,between 19 20 games if the Atticogo ahead in the K.O. tournament and if the most optimistic forecasts are fulfilled, because if the withdrawal period finally goes beyond three months, three more league commitments will be added and the return in the Champions League will not be possible until at least a few hypothetical quarters.