LaLiga: Joao Felix, Savic, Gimenez: Ready after the international break
LaLiga Should all be available to face Granada
Injury to Joao Felix has forced Diego Simeone into changes to his Atletico Madrid team in the last few weeks which have been demanding, complicated further by injuries to his two starting defenders, Jose Maria Gimenez and Stefan Savic.
Muscle injuries have sidelined the central defenders after they both started strongly, Gimenez going down against Bayer Leverkusen just as he thought he had avoided the recurring muscle injuries which held him back last season.
Three weeks later, the club are being as cautious as possible, seeking to avoid any such relapse, explaining why he has been out for so long despite his strain being only grade one in severity.
It’s a similar case for Savic, who was injured on international duty in the last international break and is still yet to return.
His thigh injury is grade two but it is again an injury which he suffered last season, so Atletico have preferred to wait until the game against Granada to bring him back into the fray.
None of the trio have put on their boots and joined their teammates in full training yet, but with two weeks left, they have plenty of time to regain full fitness.