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Diego Costa suffers from a herniated disc and could be out until April

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Pin Diego Costa could be out for months. EFE
Diego Costa could be out for months. EFE

Diego Costa suffers from a herniated disc and could be out until April

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Atletico Madrid confirmed in an official statement that Diego Costa suffered from a cervical disk herniation and will be out for some time. The newspaper 'AS' states that, regardless of whether an operation is required, the striker will be out until April.

The striker was just returning to his best in recent weeks, earning himself a lot of game time and being key in Simeone's Atletico squad. Yes, he lacks goals, but not the claw and the intense search to win the battle between striker and defender and to go for goal.

His coach has been varying his impact, between starting and being on the bench, in order to keep up his pace. His last goal was against Valencia, from a penalty in week 9, although he also got an assist in the 3-1 win over Espanyol. 

But a hard injury has now got in his way: he suffered a cervical disk herniation, as the club reported. He was experiencing some discomfort in the last few days, leading him to be removed from group training.

"The striker underwent some radiological tests to analyse his cervical discomfort suffered in the last few days. The player has suffered from a cervical disk herniation and in the coming days will be assessed by specialists in neurosurgery to establish the definitive treatment," said Atletico.

"In the next few days he will be assessed by specialists in neurosurgery to establish the definitive treatment," the entity added. That's where the forecasts and theories about how long the Hispanic-Brazilian will have to stay off the playing field begin.

The newspaper 'AS', having previously consulted medical sources, affirms that, whether it is necessary to operate or not, he could be out until April. In that case, about five months of competition would be lost, a very hard loss for the Cholo Simeone squad.

Perhaps the red-and-white management, if this happens, will decide to sign another attacker in the winter market, but all this is just rumours at the moment. We'll have to wait for Atletico to announce whether Costa needs surgery to really know the recovery period.

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