Atletico’s Gimenez has infected wound in right leg

Madrid, Feb 11 (IANS) Spanish football club Atletico Madrid have announced that defender Jose Maria Gimenez was not able to train for two days because of an infected wound in his right leg.

According to the medical report published on the club’s website on Friday, the player is suffering from “an infection in the subcutaneous cellular tissue of the right leg, which does not affect joints nor other structures.”

The statement added that the Uruguayan defender, who sustained an injury to his right thigh on January 28, is undergoing treatment with antibiotics and when he recovers he will return to the team.

This puts coach Diego Simeone in a difficult position with only two center-backs available, Stefan Savic and Lucas Hernandez.