Antoine Griezmann could be out for the rest of the year after Atletico Madrid confirmed he suffered a thigh injury against Real Madrid.
Real Madrid beat their cross-city rivals 2-0 on Sunday to move eight points clear of second-placed Sevilla in La Liga, and 13 away from Atleti, the current top-flight champions.
Griezmann, on loan from Barcelona but expected to complete a permanent return to Diego Simeone’s side as part of the deal, had to be substituted with an injury during the match,
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The Spanish side released a statement on their website saying:
"Griezmann was forced to leave the pitch during Sunday's game against Real Madrid. After undergoing an MRI scan at the Clínica Universidad de Navarra, he has been diagnosed with a muscle injury to the right thigh.
"The Frenchman will follow a physiotherapy treatment and readaptation sessions."
Griezmann could now miss the rest of the year for Atletico with upcoming games against Sevilla and Granada.
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