Atletico Madrid have confirmed defender Jose Gimenez to have hamstring damage.
The middle back must be substituted in Atletico’s 3-1 annihilation of Club Brugge in the Champions League on Wednesday.
Gimenez had been an uncertainty for a weekend ago’s El Derbi against Real Madrid yet was passed to play the match, which finished goalless.
In any case, the 23-year-old could have a spell on the sidelines after tests affirmed he has hamstring damage.
Atletico have offered no timescale for Gimenez’s recuperation, with the protector liable to miss Sunday’s class match at home to Real Betis.