Atletico lose Gimenez to groin in­jury

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MADRID: Atletico Madrid de­fender Jose Maria Gimenez faces a spell on the side­lines af­ter scans re­vealed he suf­fered a groin in­jury at the week­end. The Uruguay in­ter­na­tional was forced off the pitch dur­ing his team’s goal­less draw at Alaves on Satur­day. “Jose Maria Gimenez has a grade I-II mus­cle in­jury in his right thigh ad­duc­tor as was re­vealed by the MRI the Uruguay de­fender un­der­went yes­ter­day,” Atletico said in a state­ment yes­ter­day. No time frame has been given for his re­cov­ery but re­ports in Spain said the 22-year-old will be out of ac­tion for at least a month.

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