Tuesday July 14 2020
Stitches for Muriel after nasty fall

It’s reported Luis Muriel required stitches to his head after a fall on the edge of a swimming pool, but has no lasting damage and should be available this weekend for Atalanta.

The striker had been expected to feature in or even start this evening’s Serie A match against Brescia.

According to numerous outlets, including Sky Sport Italia, the Colombia international slipped and hit his head on the side of the pool during a get-together with his teammates.

Muriel was taken to hospital and underwent tests, but Tuttomercatoweb assure they came back negative, so there is no serious head trauma.

He was left with a nasty cut that required stitches and obviously is out of tonight’s match.

However, it’s believed Muriel will be available by the weekend for the next Serie A game against Hellas Verona.

Atalanta released a brief statement this afternoon.

“Atalanta BC confirm that, following a domestic accident, the player Luis Muriel will not be available for the Atalanta-Brescia match.

“The player will be regularly at the disposal of the club for the training session tomorrow on July 15.”

The 29-year-old is one of their top scorers this term, finding the net 17 times in 29 Serie A appearances, most of them off the bench.

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