Atletico Madrid could be without talismanic striker David Villa for the first leg of their Champions League Last 16 clash with Milan.
The 32-year-old was forced off with a muscular injury shortly after scoring in Atleti’s 4-0 win over Real Sociedad on Sunday, a win which lifted them to the top of La Liga.
It is unclear yet as to exactly how long the forward will be missing, but reports in Spain are that he has suffered a thigh injury and is facing between 10 days and up to three weeks on the sidelines.
Depending on the severity of the injury and the speed of his recovery, it puts the striker’s availability for the first leg of Atletico’s Champions League Last 16 clash with Milan on February 19 in doubt.
Either way, the hope is that El Guaje will at least be fit for the return leg on March 11 at the Vicente Calderon.