Updates from Monday, Aug. 11
Atletico Madrid have delivered a positive update on Mario Suarez following the head injury he picked up in their recent preseason clash with Wolfsburg:
Atletico Madrid could be without a key contributor for the foreseeable future after Mario Suarez picked up a head injury in his club's recent match.
The club provided the latest details on its official Twitter account:
Bleacher Report UK provided a look at the injury that occurred against Wolfsburg:
Suarez started 16 La Liga matches last season while also playing a big role in the team's run to the UEFA Champions League final. He has been a consistent contributor for the squad since coming over from Mallorca in 2010.
The 27-year-old player is used mostly in a defensive role in the midfield and does a great job stopping opposing attacks and holding possession.
If he is out for an extended period of time, Atletico Madrid could have a hard time replacing him. The club is hoping to once again contend for a league title, but losing a key contributor like this would certainly cause problems.
While the squad was able to win the friendly 5-1, the real matches are set to begin soon. Atleti will face Real Madrid in a two-legged battle for the Spanish Super Cup on August 19 and 22. The squad will then compete against Rayo Vallecano in the first La Liga match of the year on August 25.
Without an important player like Suarez, the rest of the team will have to pick up the slack. Otherwise, the group could be in serious trouble.
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