Atletico confirms Juanfran hamstring injury

Juanfran was replaced during the first half of Atletico Madrid's 1-0 win over Rayo Vallecano and has suffered a hamstring injury.

Atletico Madrid defender Juanfran   -  Getty Images

Atletico Madrid defender Juanfran has sustained a hamstring injury, the LaLiga club has confirmed. The experienced full-back was replaced by Thomas Partey after 36 minutes of Saturday's 1-0 home win over neighbour Rayo Vallecano.

An MRI scan has confirmed a muscular problem in Juanfran's left leg, but Atleti is unsure over a timeframe for his return at this stage.

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Juanfran regained his status as Atletico's first-choice at right-back following Sime Vrsaljko's move to Inter on an initial season-long loan deal.

Colombia defender Santiago Arias provides an alternative for head coach Diego Simeone, but is yet to make a LaLiga matchday squad since joining as Vrsaljko's replacement from PSV for €11million at the end of last month.