Out on injury against Cadiz this weekend, the Spanish striker should be back in time to play the World Cup in Qatar.
Spanish international striker Alvaro Morata, injured after ten minutes of play on Saturday in the defeat of Atlético Madrid in Cadiz (3-2), suffers from edema in the right ankle, his club announced on Sunday, but should be reinstated for the Worlds (20 November – 18 December).
Examinations taken on Sunday morning showed that “Alvaro Morata suffers from soft tissue edema of the ankle (right, editor’s note)”, said Atlético in a press release published Sunday noon.
His club has not indicated how long his unavailability will be, but according to Spanish media, Morata will only be out for a few days, and will therefore be able to travel to Qatar with Luis Enrique’s Spain, of which he is the one of the favorites in attack (27 goals in 57 appearances).
Victim of a contact with Mamadou Mbaye in the box, for which the Madrid players unsuccessfully asked for a penalty, Morata was briefly examined on the lawn on Saturday, then a second time on the sideline, before giving way to Matheus Cunha in the 10th minute.
He limped out, but without help from the trainers. Sunday morning, the center forward did not train with the rest of the team.
He risks being unavailable for Colchoneros’ capital match in Porto on Tuesday (9:00 p.m.), where the people of Madrid will play their all out to avoid finishing last in their group in the Champions League and seal their ticket for the Europa League.