Atletico Madrid could be without forward Diego Costa for up to three months after he suffered a neck injury this past week,
The Spanish international striker has been feeling discomfort over the past few days and has been diagnosed with a herniated cervical disc and will be sent to neurosurgery specialists for a recommendation of treatment.
He could require surgery to rectify the problem, something that could keep him out of action for at least three months. Costa has already missed out on the Spanish squad for the current international break, with the likes of Mikel Oyarzabal, Gerard Moreno and Rodrigo being called up instead.
The former Chelsea man has struggled to find his best form this season, and in fact since he moved back to the Spanish capital from West London. In 11 La Liga appearances in 2019/20, the 31-year has only scored two goals whilst provided as many assists.
He even started on the bench in Atleti’s last league match where they beat Espanyol 3-1 at the Estadio Wanda Metropolitano, eventually coming on for the final ten minutes of the game.
As a result of that victory, Diego Simeone’s men currently sit third in the La Liga table and only a point behind leaders Barcelona.
They are back in action after the international break against Granada and are clear favourites to claim another three points at 17/20 with William Hill.