During Atletico Madrid’s training session on Monday, Joao Felix sprayed ligaments in his left knee. This will keep him on the side-lines for about three weeks.
“Joao Felix has suffered a low-grade medial collateral ligament left knee sprain, as confirmed by tests he underwent at the Clinica Universidad de Navarra,” Atletico’s statement read say Marca.
In principle, the 20-year-old will not miss any game time as the first La Liga Santander match for Los Rojiblancos comes in just under three weeks after the restart at Athletic Club.
However, if he does not recover within the predicted duration, it may cost him the first few matches that Atletico Madrid plays for La Liga.
This is the third injury Joao Felix suffered at Atletico during his first season. These two prior ailments have resulted in Joao Felix only playing 28 games so far in this season,.
First, it was a sprained ankle against Valencia which caused him to miss four games in LaLiga Santander and two in the Champions League.
Then, a muscle injury at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu before the Madrid derby saw him miss three league games and the first leg of the Champions League against Liverpool.