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Atletico's Costa to have foot surgery this week after old injury resurfaces

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Atletico Madrid announced on Monday that striker is set to have on his left later this week, after an to his resurfaced last month.

Costa, 30, was re-injured during the 3-2 win over Athletic Bilbao on Nov. 10, and the club's medical team has been weighing whether to do an operation or maintain a conservative approach, reports news.

"is to be operated on in this week due to ongoing in his left foot," Atletico said in a statement, without specifying an expected recovery time.

"Our striker, who had an operation on the fifth metatarsal of his left 12 years ago, has been enduring ongoing due to trauma suffered three weeks ago," the club added.

The decision comes after Costa retook the field Sunday in the 1-1 draw with Girona.

His had recently kept him sidelined for the 2-0 win over on Nov. 28.



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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 20:36 IST