Diego Costa ‘hands Atletico Madrid major fitness boost as he rejoins training’ after overcoming spontaneous deep vein thrombosis that had left him sidelined for a month
- Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa returned to training after deep vein thrombosis
- Deep vein thrombosis occurs when a blood clot forms in at least one deep vein
- Costa may return to action for Atletico’s Champions League clash with Chelsea
Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa has returned to training after being ruled out of football for the last three weeks with a spontaneous deep vein thrombosis.
Costa had been suffering from deep vein thrombosis, a condition that occurs when a blood clot forms in one or more deep veins in the body, usually in the legs or pelvis.
Having completed his first team-training session back on Thursday, it is hopeful that Costa will to return to action Atletico’s Champions League clash with Chelsea.
Atletico Madrid’s Diego Costa has returned to first-team training after his vein thrombosis
The injury added to Costa’s unfortunate run – having recently hurt himself by over reaching to execute a pass to team-mate Luis Suarez in Atletico’s 2-0 win over Celta Vigo.
Costa also tested positive for coronavirus in September and doctors had worried his diagnosis in the summer could have caused his most recent medical issue.
Deep vein thrombosis occurs when a blood clot forms in at least one deep vein, usually the leg
Costa may return to action for Atletico’s Champions League clash with Chelsea
Costa – who has played a total of 187 minutes this season – could return to action in time for Atletico’s Champions League clash with Chelsea, according to Marca.
Although, Costa will face competition tough competition for a place in Diego Simeone’s squad after the arrival of Luis Suarez this summer.
The 32-year-old has been linked with a move away from Atletico at the end of the season, however, given his injury ridden season it seems unlikely he will leave.
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