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Atlético lose Manquillo for Milan test

Published: Wednesday 12 February 2014, 16.18CET
A neck injury sustained in Club Atlético de Madrid's Copa del Rey semi-final defeat will keep full-back Javi Manquillo sidelined for their meeting with AC Milan.
Atlético lose Manquillo for Milan test
Right-back Javi Manquillo is set for a lengthy lay-off ©AFP
 
 
 
Published: Wednesday 12 February 2014, 16.18CET

Atlético lose Manquillo for Milan test

A neck injury sustained in Club Atlético de Madrid's Copa del Rey semi-final defeat will keep full-back Javi Manquillo sidelined for their meeting with AC Milan.

Club Atlético de Madrid will be without full-back Javi Manquillo for their UEFA Champions League round of 16 tie against AC Milan after the 19-year-old sustained a serious neck injury.

The Spanish Under-20 international fell heavily during Atlético's 2-0 Copa del Rey semi-final second-leg home loss to Real Madrid CF on Tuesday and, as a result, spent the night in hospital under observation. Tests on the defender have now shown that he suffered a fractured vertebral lamina and will be required to wear a cervical collar for four to six weeks.

The right-sided Manquillo has made seven appearances in all competitions for the Rojiblancos this term, including his UEFA Champions League debut in the 2-0 matchday six home victory over FC Porto. Diego Simeone's team face Milan at the Stadio Giuseppe Meazza next Wednesday before hosting the return leg in Spain on 11 March.

Last updated: 14/02/14 13.51CET

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