Atletico Madrid have confirmed that their striker, Luis Suarez, is likely to take a long break after suffering a muscle injury in his left leg.
The Uruguay international, who topped Atletico’s list of top scorers this season with 19 goals, suffered the injury in training yesterday.
A statement released on Atletico’s official website did not reveal the extent of his injury but reports in Spain claimed the 34 -year -old would be sidelined for three weeks.
Suarez has been suspended and will not be involved in a visit to Real Betis this weekend but he will now miss action against Eibar, Huesca and Athletic Bilbao this month.
It was another blow to the LaLiga leaders, who have won just four of their last 10 games to allow Barcelona and Real Madrid to close the gap, one and three points apart, respectively.