Morata: the break forgets his injury

first_imgÁlvaro Morata is ready to play again with Atlético. The Madrid striker was injured in the Champions League second leg against Liverpool last March 11 at Anfield. Morata was touched, so he only played 18 minutes, in overtime, against the English team. He made the final 2-3 and retired injured. Later the medical tests to which he was subjected ruled a muscle injury in the hamstrings and the estimated time of discharge was between four and five weeks. The competitions have stopped due to what happened for the COVID-19 and this has been very good for the Atlético forward, who has had all this time to recover from his injury. For the Simeone team It would have been very difficult to have played the decisive stretch of the season in both LaLiga and the Champions League without its starting striker and the team’s top scorer. Morata was injured on the third and fourth day of the championship. He was unable to play against Eibar and Real Sociedad due to a knee problem. Already in the second round of the league tournament he ended up hurt in the derby against Real Madrid played at the Bernabéu. That is why he did not play against Granada on matchday 23, but then he already reappeared against Valencia and played against Villarreal, Espanyol and Sevilla. Against the Andalusian team, he ended up with discomfort in one buttock, which meant that he was unable to start with Liverpool. Morata has had time with this break to go solving all these muscular problems that were diminishing him in the last days.The striker is vital for Simeone. He has played 32 games (23 in the LaLiga, seven in the Champions and two in the Spanish Super Cup). Has scored twelve goals (eight in the championship, three in the Champions and one in the Spanish Super Cup). And distributed three assists, one in each competition. In total, 2,303 minutes of play. On the return from this break Morata will already be in full physical condition to play the last leg of this exercise. A relief for Cholo.last_img read more