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Diego Costa's injury ordeal

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Pin Diego Costa's injury ordeal. EFE
Diego Costa's injury ordeal. EFE

Diego Costa's injury ordeal

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Atletico announced Diego Costa could be out of action until April because of a serious neck injury, which will require surgery and a long recovery period. Yet another injury for the Spaniard, who's been very unlucky since coming back to Atletico Madrid in 2017.

After reporting some discomfort, Diego Costa underwent neurological tests and it was discovered he suffers from a herniated cervical disc, which could keep him out of action until April. 

It's a hard blow for the Atletico Madrid forward who, since coming back to the Spanish capital city in 2017 after a spell at Chelsea, has had to deal with injury after injury, which have lead him to miss a large amount of games: out of 95 possible matches, Costa has only taken part in 59. 

This season has not brought out the best of him, despite Atletico desperately needing the goals at times. The Brazilian-Spaniard has only had a few shots on target despite being a staple in Diego Simeone's line-up. After being out of action in the first two matches, he played in every single game he was available for: 15 encounters, 12 of them as a starter. 

Diego Costa's injury list began in the same mid-season as his return. He had to miss six games due to muscular problems, a thigh injury and a sprain.

Last season, physical problems also left him out a large number of times. A sprain, two muscle injuries and an operation on the fifth meatatarian of the left foot after being hit in training marked his campaign, along with an eleven match ban after being sent off in the Camp Nou against Barcelona. 

This preseason, muscular issues also left him out for several weeks, although this did not affect him because the saction from the previous season was still in place. Now comes the first major setback for Diego Costa, whose evolution we will have to follow after being diagnosed with a herniated cervical disc. 

 

 

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