Griezmann relapses from his injury and misses the Super Cup



Diego Simeone, coach of the Atlético de Madrid, you will lose for a few three weeks to Antoine Griezmann, due to the relapse of the muscle injury on the right thigh that he had suffered on December 12 in front of the Real Madrid, with which the French attacker will be out for the next league game against him Villarreal, the Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia next week and the round of 16 match of the Copa del Rey before the Real society at the Reale Arena.

Medical tests confirmed this Friday the "suspicions" of Atlético de Madrid's medical services when the forward retired injured in the 75th minute of this Thursday's crash in front of Rayo Majadahonda, with the gesture visibly frustrated by the sensations of another ailment in the same area.

"Griezmann has suffered a relapse in the muscle injury he suffered in his right thigh. Assessed by the medical services, on Friday morning tests were carried out at the University of Navarra Clinic, in which it was detected that the scar from your previous injury it had been opened, "explained the club's medical report published this afternoon on its official website.

"Today you will start medical treatment and physiotherapy and will resume the rehabilitation process shortly. His return to the competition is pending evolution, "Atletico added, without specifying the recovery period that such ailment will require.

The previous injury to which he refers was the one suffered in the first half of the match on December 12 against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium. Then it took three weeks to set it up and he missed the duels against Sevilla, Granada and Rayo Vallecano, the latter also for a infection of covid-19, until his reappearance this Thursday against Rayo Majadahonda.

The footballer entered the pitch in the 56th minute, scored a great goal in the 66th in a fantastic combination at full speed with Ángel Correa and retired injured in the 75th.

"Griezmann is a tremendously important player for us and it is a pity that he was injured," lamented his coach, Diego Simeone, about the player's new mishap, the Atlético's second best scorer of the season, with eight goals in 20 games since his return to the club last summer from Barcelona.

Before his injury he had been the undisputed starter in a journey of eleven consecutive games, already consolidated again as an undoubted figure in Diego Simeone's schemes, also with six goals and three assists throughout that journey until his muscular injury against Real Madrid .

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