Spanish side Atletico Madrid received bad news today ahead of the game against Manchester United, as forward Thomas Lemar was diagnosed with a thigh injury.
This came after a challenge at the weekend’s match against Real Betis, which ‘forced him to stretch excessively’, led him to suffer a muscle injury found on further tests.
As the player goes towards rehabilitation and physiotherapy, his appearance against Manchester United in the Champions League next week is already being questioned by the European media.
As L’Equipe covers the news about the Frenchman, they say the player is now ‘doubtful’ for the trip to Old Trafford.
Manchester United and Atletico Madrid had a 1-1 draw in Spain in the first leg of Champions League’s round-of-16, and now play again next Tuesday.
Lemar, who already missed several games this season due to muscle injuries and coronavirus, was expected to be a reinforcement for the Colchoneros for that match.
In the first leg against the Red Devils, he had been recovering his shape and only played for 14 minutes.