Kalinic sprains ankle in Atletico Madrid training

Nikola Kalinic will follow a personal recovery programme after damaging his ankle in Atletico Madrid training on Friday.

Atletico Madrid forward Nikola Kalinic   -  Getty Images

Atletico Madrid has announced forward Nikola Kalinic has suffered a sprained right ankle. The 30-year-old damaged the joint during a training session at the Ciudad Deportivo Wanda on Friday.

"The Croatian will undergo specific work and his recovery will continue to be assessed," the club said in a statement.

Diego Simeone's squad are due to be given the weekend off before resuming team training next Monday.

Kalinic made his Atletico debut in the 2-0 LaLiga defeat to Celta Vigo last Saturday. He joined from AC Milan for a reported fee of €15 million in August.

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