Atletico Madrid have confirmed defenders Lucas Hernandez and Jose Maria Gimenez are set for a spell on the sidelines due to injury.
Atletico picked up a fine 2-0 win in Tuesday’s Champions League clash against Borussia Dortmund, but it now looks as though the victory came at a cost as the duo suffered muscular injuries during the game.
Just how long both players will be out for has yet to be confirmed by the La Liga outfit, but they are not expected to be back in the immediate future. Uruguay centre-back Gimenez was substituted at half-time and a scan has revealed a recurrence of the hamstring complaint he suffered a month ago.
France full-back Lucas managed to complete the full 90 minutes but it was revealed after the game that he is suffering with an adductor problem and needs a spell on the treatment table.
Diego Simeone’s men are back in action on Saturday when they host Athletic Bilbao in La Liga and the boss will be forced to shuffle his pack for the game.