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Atletico's Lucas Hernández diagnosed with grade II sprain to right knee

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Atletico Madrid's French left-back Lucas Hernández, best known as Lucas, was diagnosed with a grade II sprain to his right knee, an he sustained during his team's 3-0 win over Deportivo Alaves, the Spanish football side announced Saturday.

After leaving the field in the 35th minute, the French defender underwent the needed medical check to identify the exact injury, according to Atletico's online statement, reports news.

"underwent an scan after Saturday's match against Alaves that confirmed a grade II sprain of the medial collateral ligament of his right knee," the statement read. "The Frenchman is to immediately begin medical treatment and "

Although Atletico Madrid did not specify when Lucas would be back to action, these kinds of can take up to one month of recovery, depending on each individual case.

Thus, Lucas is to miss at least the remaining three matches of Atleti in 2018: against Real Valladolid and Espanyol in La Liga, as well as versus Belgium's in

The 22-year-old Lucas was injured while he was vying for the ball with Alaves' Argentine forward while Atletico had a 1-0 advantage thanks to Nikola Kalinic's goal in the 25th minute.

Atletico is now in the second position with 28 points, on goal difference behind leader Barcelona.

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First Published: Sat, December 08 2018. 21:52 IST
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