Atletico Madrid defender Savic undergoes hip surgery

Atletico Madrid expect defender Stefan Savic to be back for the 2018-19 season after he underwent surgery.

Atletico Madrid defender Stefan Savic   -  Getty Images

Stefan Savic has undergone surgery on his hip, but Atletico Madrid say the defender will return in time for pre-season.

Centre-back Savic made 27 LaLiga appearances last season but also required treatment on a hernia.

"Due to this reason, the Montenegro international was out of the friendly match in Nigeria that was played on Tuesday," Atletico said in a statement.

"The club's doctors have confidence on his complete recovery for the start of the pre-season."

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