Luis Suarez cleared to play for Atletico Madrid this weekend after four-game absence due to coronavirus in major boost to Diego Simeone’s side
- Luis Suarez has been unable to play football since November 16 due to Covid-19
- The 33-year-old tested positive while on international duty with Uruguay
- The star striker has missed Atletico Madrid’s last four fixtures as a result
Atletico Madrid forward Luis Suarez is set to return to action this weekend after the Liga club confirmed on Thursday that the Uruguayan had returned a negative Covid-19 test.
The 33-year-old tested positive for coronavirus last month on international duty and missed his country’s win over Colombia and defeat by Brazil as well as Atleti’s last four fixtures.
‘Luis Suarez will join the group training sessions of the first team tomorrow at the Wanda de Majadahonda Sports City, after having tested negative in the official LaLiga PCR test,’ the club confirmed in an official statement.
Luis Suarez is set to return for Atletico Madrid this weekend after testing negative for Covid-19
‘The Uruguayan, after overcoming Covid-19 and complying with all health protocols, rejoins the discipline of the group and will be under Simeone’s orders again.’
Suarez joined Atleti from Barcelona in the last transfer window and has scored five goals in six La Liga appearances for the Rojiblancos.
Diego Simeone’s side, who host Valladolid on Saturday before travelling to Salzburg for a crunch Champions League group stage tie on Wednesday, currently sit second in LaLiga on 23 points, one point behind leaders Real Sociedad with two games in hand.
The 33-year-old tested positive for Covid while on international duty with Uruguay last month