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Atletico defender Juanfran returns to practice after thigh muscle injury

IANS  |  Madrid 

Atletico Marid right back Torres returned to group training on Tuesday and looked to be available for the upcoming match against Eibar after getting sidelined for over two weeks due to a

The 33-year-old's return was good news for Diego Simeone, as his second right back, defender Santiago Arias, picked up a fractured rib over the weekend while on international duty in a friendly match against Venezuela, reports news.

Also present at Tuesday's training were forward and two of his countrymen, and defender Lucas Hernandez, as well as the seven players who stayed in during the international break.

Spanish trained alone on the pitch as he continued to recover from a

striker is still out with a right ankle injury, while suspended defender will miss Saturday's match for getting booked twice during the Celta Vigo clash on September 1.

Tuesday's practice started with gym work then split into groups, with defenders under the direction of their Argentinian and forwards under German Burgos, also of

Atletico is still awaiting the return of five other players called up for the UEFA Nations League, including forward and Saul Niguez, who scored the two goals in La Roja's 2-1 away win over England on September 8.

Also absent were defender Filipe Luis, and forward



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First Published: Tue, September 11 2018. 17:04 IST