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Atletico Madrid's Diego Costa reacts in pain as his teammates stand over him during their Spanish first division football match against Getafe at Coliseum Alfonso Perez stadium in Getafe, outside Madrid, April 13, 2014.  — Reuters picAtletico Madrid's Diego Costa reacts in pain as his teammates stand over him during their Spanish first division football match against Getafe at Coliseum Alfonso Perez stadium in Getafe, outside Madrid, April 13, 2014. — Reuters picMADRID, March 20 — Atletico Madrid right-back Stime Vrsaljko looks set to miss the rest of the season after suffering cruciate ligament damage in yesterday’s 3-1 win over Sevilla.

The Croatian international had to be replaced after just two minutes after going down unchallenged.

Atletico said in a statement that Vrsaljko will undergo more tests, but that a scan had confirmed “an injury that affects the anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee”.

Vrsaljko, 25, has made 25 appearances in his debut season with Atletico and had only in recent weeks ousted Juanfran as Diego Simeone’s first-choice at right-back. — AFP  

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