Updates from Thursday, May 22
Atlético Madrid's final training session before they go to Lisbon ended on a good note. The two injured players, Diego Costa and Arda Turan, trained with the group. The session started at 18:00 and there were no absentees.
It was a big surprise to see both train with the rest of the group. Good news for the Rojiblancos, who might yet have both of them available for Saturday's final.
Atletico Madrid winger Arda Turan was forced to leave the club's championship-deciding clash with Barcelona on Saturday due to injury. He was replaced by Raul Garcia.
Dermot Corrigan of ESPN noted the early exit:
Arda limping off now... Raul Garcia coming on...— Dermot Corrigan (@dermotmcorrigan) May 17, 2014
Fox Soccer Trax pointed out that he left the pitch in tears, following in the footsteps of teammate Diego Costa, who also left the match in the first half:
Arda Turan in tears as well. How unlucky can Atletico get?— FOX Soccer Trax (@FOXSoccerTrax) May 17, 2014
De Marke captured a Vine of Turan's walk off the pitch:
The Football Espana Twitter account provided details on the nature of the injury:
Correction: Arda Turan's is a bruised pelvis.— footballespana (@footballespana_) May 17, 2014
He had a seemingly minor collision with Cesc Fabregas but went down to the pitch in pain. The winger had tried to continue before it became clear he needed to get subbed out.
His status for next week's Champions League final against rival Real Madrid is up in the air. Rory Smith of The Times commented that with each passing injury concern, the more things are starting to swing in Real's favor:
Arda's gone now as well. Beating the floor in frustration. This is going *spectacularly* well for Real Madrid.— Rory Smith (@RorySmithTimes) May 17, 2014
More information about the ailment Turan is dealing with and his playing status for the final match of the campaign should be made available after he undergoes further evaluation.
His absence is a major blow to Atletico as they try to complete the La Liga and Champions League double over the next seven days.