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Atletico defender Gimenez back at training for Copa del Rey tie

IANS  |  Madrid 

defender returned to training with Atletico Madrid on Tuesday after missing the last four games due to a muscle injury, a day ahead of the del Rey match against fourth-tier

Gimenez's return after nearly a month is welcome news for Diego Simeone, who is still dealing with the absence of defenders Filipe Luis, and Juanfran Torres, all sidelined due to leg injuries, reports news.

Simeone led Tuesday's practice featuring Jan Oblak, defender Stefan Savic, midfielders and and forwards Antoine Griezmann, Nikola Kalinic, and

Injured striker was absent, and is set to have an operation on his left foot this week after an resurfaced in November.

After trying to play through the pain, the club said Monday that medical staff had determined a surgical intervention was needed.

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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 20:16 IST
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