(Reuters) - Atletico Madrid midfielder Hector Herrera is set to miss Saturday’s La Liga clash with Barcelona after sustaining a thigh injury.
The 30-year-old sat out Mexico’s friendly against South Korea last week and returned to Spain to undergo tests, where it was confirmed he had suffered an injury to a muscle in the upper leg.
“Herrera returned from the Mexico National Team’s squad due to some discomfort,” Atletico said in a statement.
The club said that after arriving in Madrid he underwent tests that confirmed he had injured the biceps femoris, a muscle in the upper part of the leg.
Atletico will also be without Uruguay forward Luis Suarez, who tested posted for COVID-19 on Monday.
Reporting by Arvind Sriram in Bengaluru; Editing by Hugh Lawson
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