Filipe back for Mallorca

Luis Filipe has handed Diego Simeone a boost with the news that he is already recovered from injury and could feature for Atletico Madrid this weekend.

The Brazilian suffered a torn thigh muscle during Atleti’s mid-December defeat at Barcelona, but has already been discharged by the club’s medical team to return to full training this week.

Final say on whether or not he is deemed fit enough to make the Sunday trip to Mallorca remains down to the medical staff’s assessment, but reports suggest that he will be in contention.

It is a boost for Coach Simeone, who takes his squad to the Iberostar Stadium already without the likes of Radamel Falcao, Arda Turan and Joao Miranda to call upon.

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