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Diego Costa to undergo surgery, out for at least 8 weeks

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After so much pressure from the pain he is feeling on his pinky toe, Diego Costa has finally decided to undergo surgery in Brazil this week.

At the very start of the season, everybody hoped that Diego Costa would have a fantastic year for Atletico Madrid but things didn’t work out well for him and a physical problem has driven him to undergo surgery this week.

Turns out that Diego Costa has been suffering from a very painful pinky toe fracture in one of his feet, something that has been a problem throughout the whole season for him and has prevented him from delivering his best performances for the Colchoneros.

As soon as he realized that this was a serious issue, Diego Costa himself attempted to hold with the pain for as long as he could in order to help out his club during the most important matches.

However, after this weekend’s match at Montilivi where he played a very good match against Girona, Cadena Cope reported that Costa himself spoke to the doctors and revealed that he couldn’t take the pain any longer.

The club has finally decided to accept the situation, they urged Diego to undergo the necessary surgery in Brazil, and take a step back for at least 8 weeks.

The problem Diego Costa has is a small fracture on his pinky toe that has pushed him to play with anesthetics for the better part of the season, but the pain he felt this Sunday at Montilivi is what finally convinced him to make this decision.

There is still no date for when his surgery will take place in Brazil, but the player is expected to travel to his native country this week.

The expected time of recovery is 8 weeks, but Costa confirmed to the doctors that it may take a little bit longer because he wants to completely recover from the problem.

Diego Costa’s general idea is to be fully fit for the Madrid Derby in February, which is during the second week of that month.

After knowing about this setback, the Atletico Madrid board of directors has decided to go after one or two new signings during the winter transfer window and they will try to get a top-level striker who can replace Diego Costa.

The Colchoneros have suffered the absence of their two most important strikers after Fernando Torres left the club to play in Japan, and now Costa with his physical problems.

For manager Diego Simeone, Diego Costa remains one of the best players in the world and he recognizes the massive effort the player has made during these past weeks by playing under extreme pain in order to help his club stay competitive.

‘Cholo’ understands that the squad needed Costa for the more important games, but he also reckons that the club needs his best version way more for next year’s second half of the season in all competitions.

Atletico Madrid can’t afford to not have a fully recovered Diego Costa after March, especially because they are currently still looking to reach this season’s Champions League final at the Wanda Metropolitano Stadium.

If the whole recovery process goes as planned, Diego Costa would be missing a total of 13 matches and he would be expected to return for La Liga match against Real Betis in Seville.

After this match at the Benito Villamarin Stadium, Atletico Madrid would also have to play the Copa del Rey semifinals first leg and then the Madrid Derby against Real.

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