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Atletico Confirm Saul Injury

Atletico Confirm Saul Injury

Atletico Madrid have confirmed midfielder Saul Niguez looks set for a spell on the sidelines after suffering a thigh injury.

The playmaker was injured on Wednesday night during the thrilling 3-3 draw with Girona.

Atletico were dumped out of the competition at the Wanda Metropolitano in the second leg of their last-16 tie on away goals.

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Saul had to be replaced in the second half and Atletico are unable to confirm when he will return.

A club statement read: “Saul Niguez has undergone this Thursday [an] MRI scan at the Clinica Universidad de Navarra to know the exact extent of the injury he suffered in the Copa del Rey match against Girona, and that prevented him from finishing the match caused by a thigh bruise, being replaced by Rodrigo.

“Our midfielder suffers a post-traumatic myofascial injury to his thigh. He is pending clinical evolution.”

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