Atletico's Morata sidelined by knee injury

rugby12 February 2024 11:47| © AFP
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Atletico Madrid striker Alvaro Morata is set to be out of action for several weeks after his club on Monday said he had picked up a knee injury at the weekend.

The Spain international suffered "a sprain of the internal lateral ligament of his right knee" during Atletico's 1-0 loss at Sevilla in LaLiga on Sunday.

Atletico did not say how long the 31-year-old would be unavailable, but that he is "awaiting further treatment".

Morata is the team's top scorer this season with 19 goals in all competitions, including 13 in LaLiga.

He left the pitch in tears after a clash with Sevilla's Boubakary Soumare in first-half injury time and was replaced at halftime.

Atletico, who are fourth in LaLiga, face Inter Milan in their Champions League last-16 first leg and Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey semifinals later this month.