Alvaro Morata Injury: Atletico Madrid striker avoids ACL tear ahead of crucial UCL encounter

Injuries are becoming more common in soccer with more games, meaning players are more at risk of getting one. Alvaro Morata is the latest star to be afflicted, and it seems his club, Atletico Madrid, is going to pay for it heavily.

This season has already seen many soccer superstars get injured, with Real Madrid missing a lot of their stars, while Barcelona will miss Gavi for the rest of the season. It seems that soccer superstars are getting injured at a faster pace than before, a worrying development for the sport.

Alvaro Morata injury update

Atletico Madrid were already hit with bad news during their match against Sevilla, which they lost 1-0. When Alvaro Morata had gone down on the pitch and was afterwards limping off in just the 46th minute, it was already apparent that the team had suffered a huge blow. And now a statement from the club has confirmed just that.

The club statement confirmed that the player had sprained his ligament in his right knee and a bone contusion as well. It is considered far better than an ACL injury that was being feared by everyone, which would have seen the player’s season end already. The club has not confirmed his return date or the full extent of his injury.

However, considering the details of the injury so far, Alvaro Morata is set to miss around 3 weeks of soccer action. This is a huge blow to Diego Simeone and his men, who have many crucial fixtures in the next few weeks. He is definitely confirmed to miss the match against Inter Milan in the first leg of the Round of 16.

Morata will definitely be missed by the team, with the striker being their top goal scorer in the league with 13 strikes and having 5 goals in the Champions League as well.

Atletico Madrid vs Inter Milan match preview

Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan will be facing off in the Champions League Round of 16 for the first time in the history of the competition. Both sides are quite good and have been performing really well in recent games, though Inter Milan has certainly been a better team. The Italian giants lead Serie A currently, while Atletico are only 4th in La Liga.

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Atletico will be further weakened by the absence of Alvaro Morata, who is set to miss the first leg on Wednesday, while Inter will have a very good squad on the field. Atletico will also miss other players, such as Thomas Lemar, while Inter will only miss Juan Cuadrado. Therefore, Inter are definitely the favorites going into the match.

The first leg will take place in Milan on February 21, as Atletico Madrid and Inter Milan battle for a place in the quarterfinals.

Fazal Al Bashar

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Fazal is a passionate soccer aficionado, who when not discovering the latest soccer stories and rumors, indulges in playing FIFA all night. While he sucks at the sport, he knows the who and what in all things soccer-related.


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