Atletico midfielder Tiago Mendes fractures leg
MADRID (AP) — Atletico Madrid says Portugal midfielder Tiago Mendes has fractured his right leg.
Tiago was carried from the Vicente Calderon pitch on a stretcher in the first half of Saturday’s 1-0 win over Espanyol when he injured his leg by kicking Marco Asensio in the back.
He was taken to hospital and the club says tests revealed the fracture.
The 34-year-old Tiago has been a key member of Atletico’s team for the past seven seasons, helping it win the Spanish league title in 2014 among other trophies.
Atletico is in second place, four points behind Barcelona through 13 rounds, and it has qualified for the round of 16 in the Champions League.