August 21, 2018 / 1:46 PM / a year ago

Atletico suffer Vitolo injury blow

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - La Liga Santander - Atletico Madrid vs Eibar - Wanda Metropolitano, Madrid, Spain - May 20, 2018 Atletico Madrid's Vitolo in action with Eibar's Jose Angel REUTERS/Juan Medina

MADRID (Reuters) - Atletico Madrid winger Vitolo is set to miss between two and four weeks after suffering a knee sprain during his team’s 1-1 La Liga draw at Valencia on Monday.

“Vitolo finished the game which we played at Mestalla against Valencia with pain in his left knee,” Atletico said in a statement on Tuesday.

“The report from club medics indicates he has suffered a grade two knee sprain.”

Although the club did not state the estimated length of Vitolo’s absence, this type of injury can take up to a month to heal.

New signing Gelson Martins, who impressed as a substitute against Valencia, may get more playing time in the coming weeks.

Reporting by Rik Sharma, editing by Ed Osmond

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