The Spanish striker, who was sidelined with an injury during this weekend’s match against Cadiz, should make a full recovery in time to compete in the World Cup in Qatar.
Alvaro Morata, a striker for Spain’s national team, suffered an injury after ten minutes of play on Saturday during their loss to Atlético Madrid in Cadiz (3-2). According to the announcement made by his club on Sunday, Morata has edema in his right ankle but should be able to return to action in time for the World Cup (20 November – 18 December).
Atlético said in a press release that was issued at noon on Sunday that Alvaro Morata has been diagnosed with “soft tissue edema of the ankle” (right, editor’s note). This diagnosis was based on examinations that were conducted on Sunday morning.
According to reports from Spanish media, Alvaro Morata will only be sidelined for a few days, and as a result, he will be able to travel to Qatar with Luis Enrique’s Spain, for which he is considered to be one of the top options in attack. His club has not provided any indication as to how long he will be unavailable for play (27 goals in 57 appearances).
Morata, who was the victim of contact with Mamadou Mbaye inside the penalty box and for which the Madrid players asked for a penalty but were denied it, was briefly examined on the grass on Saturday, and then a second time on the sideline, before being replaced by Matheus Cunha in the tenth minute of play.
He exited the arena with a limp, but the trainers did not assist him. The team’s center forward did not participate in Sunday morning’s practice with the rest of the squad.
He runs the risk of not being able to play in the Colchoneros’ capital match in Porto on Tuesday evening (at 9:00 p.m.), which is when the people of Madrid will play their hardest to avoid finishing last in their group in the Champions League and to secure their spot in the Europa League.