/Atletico defender Savic ruled out with hamstring injury

Atletico defender Savic ruled out with hamstring injury

FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football – Super Cup – Real Madrid v Atletico Madrid – Lillekula Stadium, Tallinn, Estonia – August 15, 2018 Real Madrid’s Karim Benzema in action with Atletico Madrid’s Stefan Savic REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov/File Photo

MADRID (Reuters) – Atletico Madrid defender Stefan Savic is set to miss up to four weeks, according to Spanish media reports, after he suffered a hamstring injury against Levante on Sunday.

“Medical tests confirmed that our player suffered a grade two hamstring tear in his left leg,” Atletico said in a statement on Monday without putting a timescale on his return.

Savic is likely to miss league matches against Huesca, Getafe and Real Betis, as well as the Copa del Rey last-16 second leg clash with Girona.

Atletico beat Levante 1-0 and remain five points behind La Liga leaders Barcelona.

Reporting by Rik Sharma; Editing by Toby Davis

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