Trippier returns to training despite being banned
Atletico's dispute with FIFA is still not over. They confirmed the FA's ban of 10 weeks without action for Trippier for breaking betting rules and Atletico have once again asked for the ban to be suspended.
FIFA turned down Atletico's ban and the full back will be unavailable during that time. He will not be able to play under Simeone until the end of February if no governing body says otherwise.
His ban includes all footballing activity and so training with his teammates is not permitted. However, 'MD' reported that Trippier trained this Wednesday with the rest of his teammates.
The Englishman has put some injury problems behind him and he took part in the training session. Atletico think he can at least train, In fact, the cited media outlet says FIFA allowed Suarez to train when he was ban from all footballing activity for his famous bite on Chiellini.
Atletico hope Trippier is not further punished because they want Trippier to be back at his best when the ban is over. That will coincide with the business end of the campaign.
At the moment, Trippier will have to miss Atletico Madrid's next eight matches: Eibar, Valencia, Cádiz, Celta de Vigo, Granada and Levante (x2) as well as the first leg of the Champions League last 16 tie with Chelsea.