Atletico Madrid defender Jose Gimenez is in a race against time to be fit for Tuesday’s Champions League first-leg semi-final against Real Madrid after sustaining an adductor muscle injury.
Gimenez was forced from the field in the first half during Atletico’s 5-0 rout of Las Palmas in LaLiga on Saturday.
The Uruguay international was injured in a challenge with Kevin-Prince Boateng in the 25th minute and replaced by Thomas Partey.
Atletico are now awaiting further tests on Gimenez’s left leg to determine the severity of the injury.
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Diego Simeone’s men make the trip to the Santiago Bernabeu on Tuesday, determined for revenge following last season’s heartbreaking penalty shoot-out loss to their Madrid neighbours in the Champions League final.