Atletico defender Savic suffers injury setback

Atletico Madrid is no closer to having Stefan Savic back in action after he suffered a relapse of his hamstring problem.

Stefan Savic is currently out with a hamstring injury.   -  Getty Images

Stefan Savic has suffered a setback as he bids to return from a hamstring injury.

The Atletico Madrid centre-back has been out of action since Montenegro's 0-0 draw against Bulgaria in Euro 2020 qualifying on October 11.

Atleti announced Savic, who was substituted after 39 minutes of that match, had suffered a hamstring issue but did not offer an estimated recovery time. And the club revealed in an update on Wednesday the defender has "suffered a relapse of the grade II injury".

Savic has undergone tests and, according to Atleti's short statement, "is pending response to treatment".

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