Joao Felix, two weeks off due to an ankle sprain


The Portuguese Joao Felix, attacker of Atletico Madrid, will be about two weeks off due to a sprained right ankle of grade 2, suffered in this Saturday’s match against Valencia at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium, which will be lost at least the next four games of his team.

“Joao Félix has undergone a resonance and an x-ray at the University of Navarra Clinic and the part offered by our medical services indicates that he suffers a grade II sprain of the external lateral ligament of the right ankle. The player is pending evolution”, explained the statement of the club rojiblanco.

Although he does not specify the recovery period, these types of injuries need at least two weeks out of the competition, which, according to these calculations, would miss four matches: one of the Champions League, on Tuesday against Bayer Leverkusen, and three of the League, against Athletic, Alavés and Sevilla. The first two are at home and the last two are outside.

“Then the doctors will report better. I did not think so much in the first situation and then the referee came to tell me that he had bent his ankle. It is an important twist. Hopefully it is as little as possible,” said Diego Simeone hours before the end of the draw one against Valencia at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium.

In that duel, Joao Felix retired injured in the 78th minute, by fully twisting his right ankle in an action in the midfield. He asked for assistance immediately with a hand gesture from the ground, was attended by doctors and left limping the pitch between the applause of the public.

Already in the band, the player tested if he could continue, once coach Diego Simeone had already exhausted the three changes, tried to support his foot, felt pain, could not and took the path of the locker room to be transferred later to undergo medical tests at a clinic near the Atletico Madrid stadium.

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