Atletico Madrid Defender Filipe Luis Suffers Thigh Strain In Defeat To Barcelona

Posted by admin on Sunday, 6 February 2011

Atletico Madrid's Filipe Luis facing spell on sidelines after suffering muscle strain in defeat to Barcelona.
Atletico Madrid defender Filipe Luis faces a significant spell on the sidelines after suffering a thigh muscle injury in the 3-0 defeat to Barcelona on Saturday evening.

The Brazilian stopper pulled up in the 76th minute of the match after being involved in a clash with Lionel Messi and had to be replaced by fellow countryman Elias.

Club medics confirmed that the injury was a strain to the hamstring in the left thigh, and that the recovery period could not yet be determined.

The former Deportivo defender will undergo further examinations tomorrow at the Vicente Calderon before the likely period of recovery can be estimated.

Atleti lost the match courtesy of a hat-trick from Messi, and now lie well off the pace in the race for the Champions League positions in La Liga.