Antoine Griezmann Injury

Antoine Griezmann Injury: Atletico Madrid Forward Nearing Return for Crucial Inter Clash

Atletico Madrid’s forward, Antoine Griezmann, is on the brink of a comeback from injury, aiming to feature in the pivotal second-leg match against Inter Milan in the Champions League round of 16, as reported by Mundoportivo.

Antoine Griezmann Injury Update

Griezmann’s recovery from a shin injury sustained during the initial encounter with Inter has been closely monitored by Atletico’s medical staff, who harbour optimistic expectations regarding his fitness.

The French star could potentially make his return to action as early as this weekend’s La Liga fixture against Cadiz, marking a significant development in his rehabilitation process. This injury marks Griezmann’s first significant setback in the past two years, highlighting the rarity of such setbacks for the 32-year-old forward.

Having been an integral part of Atletico’s lineup since 2021, Griezmann’s potential return comes at a crucial juncture for Diego Simeone’s side.

Throughout the current season, Griezmann has showcased his prowess, featuring in 36 matches across all competitions and contributing 18 goals and seven assists to Atletico’s cause.

With his contract extending until the end of June 2026 and a market value estimated at 25 million euros by Transfermarkt, Griezmann’s presence on the pitch holds immense significance for Atletico’s aspirations in both domestic and European competitions.

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One More Player on the Verge of Return for Atletico Madrid

However, alongside Griezmann, teammate Jose Maria Gimenez also finds himself sidelined due to injuries sustained during the Champions League clash with Inter.

The absence of both key players poses a challenge for Atletico as they navigate through crucial fixtures, including an upcoming La Liga clash against relegation-threatened Cadiz.

Despite their absence from recent team training sessions, there remains a glimmer of hope as Atletico remains optimistic about their potential return ahead of the decisive Champions League showdown with Inter.

The duo’s recovery progress will undoubtedly be closely monitored by fans and management alike, as Atletico aims to overcome the odds and advance in the prestigious European competition.

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