Atletico Madrid referee Diego Costa, who was out of pain during his fight with Athletic Bilbao on Saturday, joined the injury list 11 days before his planned meeting with Barcelona.
"Diego Costa suffers from severe bruising on his leg," said the Spanish club. "The attacker will have special training aimed at restraining him beyond medical and physical therapy," without revealing his absence.
However, according to the official website of the newspaper "As", Costa will be ready to face Barcelona, but not fully appropriate can be a problem.
Costa expired at the end of last month before returning to Bilbao on Saturday but was forced to leave the stadium due to the new injury.
Atletico Madrid has suffered many injuries in its ranks, including Frenchman Thomas Limar and several other defenders, Uruguayan Diego Guantin, Lucas Hernandez, Jose Maria Jimenez.
Atletico Madrid is third in the Primera Liga, a point in front of the Barcelona leaders before meeting in Wanda Metropoliano on 24.