Sunday June 16 2019
Muriel out of Copa America

Fiorentina striker and Atalanta target Luis Muriel has been ruled out of Copa America with a knee injury.

Colombia beat Argentina 2-0 in their Copa America curtain-raiser on Saturday evening, but Muriel managed just eight minutes before going off.

Colombian Football Federation chief Ramon Jesurun later confirmed to Win Sports that the Sevilla loanee had injured the collateral ligament in his left knee.

Although the 28-year-old avoided damage to his ACL, he faces at least several weeks out as it stands, while that could be revised once the extent of his setback is known.

Gazzetta dello Sport adds it is now ‘unlikely’ Atalanta will pursue him, as is Fiorentina taking up their €13m option to buy.