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Atlético Madrid captain Morata out 3 weeks with knee damage

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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.

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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.

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