Atletico Madrid defender Jose Maria Gimenez has been ruled out of the Madrid derby against Real on Sunday, say reports in Spain.
El Desmarque cite a report in Marca which states that the defender’s injury, sustained on international duty with Uruguay, is continuing to rule him out of first-team action, a situation not even a Betfair promo code could improve.
The 23-year-old was absent for last week’s victory over Deportivo alongside the Europa League clash with Sporting CP, with hopes he would return for the match at the Bernabeu.
However, a return now appears to be ruled out with the central defender joining Filipe Luis and Sime Vrsaljko on the sidelines.
Juanfran and Lucas Hernandez are set to operate as Atleti’s full-backs with Diego Godin and Stefan Savic in the heart of the defence.