Friendly blow for Atletico
By Mark Kendall
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Atletico Madrid could be without Colombian defender Luis Perea for up to a month.Atletico Madrid have suffered a blow with the news that key defender Luis Perea could be missing for a month after injuring himself in a friendly.
The Colombian picked up a suspected muscular tear in his left leg in a game against part-time outfit El Aguilas.
The match was part of a training camp Atletico were holding in Murcia and, as well as being defeated in the encounter 2-1, they picked up a far more serious loss in the form of Perea.
The impressive stopper has been in excellent form this term following a summer switch from Boca Juniors and has already attracted admiring glances from Internazionale.
Perea will undergo tests on Thursday afternoon to assess the full extent of his injury, but it is feared he will be sidelined for between three and four weeks.
There was more bad news for Atletico boss Cesar Ferrando as another central defender Jose Antonio Garcia Calvo also limped out of the game, but his complaint is thought to be less serious.