Atletico lose Gimenez to groin injury
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.