Spain’s Alvaro Morata suffers swollen ankle before World Cup

Atletico Madrid mentioned Alvaro Morata suffered a swollen ankle in Saturday’s 3-2 LaLiga defeat at Cadiz, leaving the Spain striker simply three weeks to recuperate earlier than the World Cup in Qatar.

Morata is Spain’s essential striker and has scored 27 targets in 57 appearances for the 2010 world champions. “Alvaro Morata is affected by gentle tissue oedema in his ankle, based on medical exams he underwent on Sunday morning,” Atletico mentioned in an announcement on Sunday.

“The Spanish worldwide striker was substituted after simply 10 minutes in Saturday’s sport in Cadiz and the evolution of his discomfort will situation his return to the squad.”

Spain, who’re in Group E on the World Cup with Germany, Costa Rica and Japan, have but to announce their ultimate squad for the match. They start their group marketing campaign on Nov. 23 towards Costa Rica.

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