Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa might miss the rest of the season with a thigh injury, the club announced on Friday.
A statement on the Atletico Madrid website says that he has a "grade I muscle injury of the femoral biceps muscle in his right back thigh" and adds that there is "no tearing." Costa underwent an examination on Friday and missed the morning training session.
It is likely that the Spaniard will miss the match against Malaga this weekend, and it remains unclear whether he will be able to play in the decisive final league match against Barcelona (18th May) and the Champions League final against Real Madrid (24th May).
Atletico currently lead the table in La Liga, but the title is all but won. Losing Costa, who has scored 36 times in 50 appearances for Atletico this season, in the decisive season finale and in the Champions League final could prove disastrous for the Rojiblancos.
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