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Atletico Madrid’s Diego Godin suffers ankle sprain during Champions League clash

Atletico Madrid’s Uruguayan international defender Diego Godin has picked up a left ankle sprain during the Spanish club’s midweek 1-0 Champions League win over Bayern Munich.

football Updated: Sep 29, 2016 17:11 IST
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Atletico's Diego Godin, right, shoots the ball as Bayern's Javi Martinez tries to stop him.
Atletico's Diego Godin, right, shoots the ball as Bayern's Javi Martinez tries to stop him.(AP Photo)

Atletico Madrid’s Uruguayan international defender Diego Godin has picked up a left ankle sprain during the Spanish club’s midweek 1-0 Champions League win over Bayern Munich.

“After a first examination by the club’s medical staff, the international (Uruguayan) is suffering from a sprained lateral collateral ligament in his left ankle,” the club said in a statement Thursday.

“Additional tests will be conducted in the coming hours,” it added without giving details for how long the 30-year-old was expected to be sidelined for.

The Spanish club are already without Uruguayan defender Jose Maria Gimenez, who suffered a thigh injury last weekend, and Godin’s absence could prove a defensive headache for coach Diego Simeone.

Atletico play Valencia in La Liga action on Sunday with Godin also a possible doubt for Uruguay’s upcoming 2018 World Cup qualifiers against Venezuela and Colombia.