Atlético Madrid striker Álvaro Morata sustained a bone contusion and sprained the interior lateral ligament of his proper knee throughout their 1-0 defeat by Sevilla, the LaLiga membership stated on Monday.
Sources have informed ESPN that Morata, the joint-top scorer within the Champions League this season with 5 objectives from six matches, is ready to overlook round three weeks however is set to return in time for second leg of the Champions round-of-16 tie in opposition to Inter Milan on March 13 for a possible comeback. He’ll miss the primary leg in opposition to Inter on Feb. 20.
Morata had limped off the pitch in tears through the forty sixth minute of the sport in opposition to Sevilla on Sunday.
Atlético didn’t reveal a timeline for Morata’s return.
“On Monday morning he underwent an MRI scan to find out the extent of the damage… He’s awaiting additional therapy,” Atlético stated in a press release.
The 31-year-old Spain captain can also be Atlético’s main goalscorer in LaLiga this season, having netted 13 occasions in 22 matches.
Info from Rodrigo Faez contributed to this report.