Vrsaljko will now be part of the squad for Diego Simeone’s side’s key Champions League clash in Austria against Red Bull Salzburg – with Atleti needing to avoid defeat to ensure progress.
— Atlético de Madrid (@Atleti) December 8, 2020
The full-back was enjoying a season-long loan deal at Inter in the 2018-19 campaign but suffered a long-term knee injury after 13 appearances, causing him to cut short his loan spell and return to Spain.
The Croatian international then missed the bulk of the 2019-20 season due to the operation undertaken in January 2019, limiting him to just seven appearances over a six-week period – including both legs of the Champions League win over Liverpool.
The 28-year-old then tested positive for Covid-19 at the start of this season and had to undergo another operation in October as part of the rehabilitation process but has now returned.
Atletico Madrid squad: Oblak, Grbic, Lodi, Savic, Felipe, Hermoso, Trippier, Torreira, Koke, Saúl, Lemar, Llorente, Herrera, Vitolo, Joao Félix, Correa, Suárez, Saponjic.