Atletico confirms Filipe Luis hamstring injury

Filipe Luis is likely to miss Atletico Madrid's next couple of La Liga games after suffering a hamstring strain against Real Valladolid.

Filipe Luis has played 13 of Atletico Madrid's 16 La Liga games this term.   -  Getty Images

Filipe Luis looks set to be out of action for around three weeks after Atletico Madrid confirmed he suffered a hamstring strain.

The Brazilian left-back was forced off the pitch an hour into Atletico's dramatic 3-2 win at Real Valladolid on Saturday.

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Atletico announced on Monday that, following an MRI scan, the 33-year-old sustained a grade one strain. Although the club has not set a specific return date, a rest period of three weeks is recommended after such injuries.

Filipe Luis will most likely miss Saturday's visit of Espanyol and the trip to second-placed Sevilla on January 6. He could be in contention to return against Girona in the Copa del Rey three days later. Luis has played in 13 of Atletico's 16 LaLiga games this term.

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