João Félix will not be against Celta: bone edema in the ankle

João Félix will not play against Celta. The Portuguese, who was attended during the rest of the match against Mallorca in the ankle and was treated with ice when he left replaced, suffers from traumatic bone edema that will prevent him from traveling to Vigo.

Atlético's medical services do not want to risk the slightest and more after the Portuguese has already suffered a grade II sprain on the right ankle in October he had him off the pitch for six games. In total, João Félix has missed seven League games and three Champions League games due to injuries, making Vigo's his eleventh game low, something that has prevented him from continuing in his year of arrival at the club. He also suffered a muscle injury after returning from the break, but was unable to play against Athletic due to suspension and against Osasuna he returned with a double.

Against Mallorca, the '7' left substituted in the 54th minute, a substitution that has occurred in 21 of the 28 games that have started. João Félix was bothered, perhaps by the change, by his performance or by physical discomfort in the ankle. The truth is that things are not going particularly well for him, Although with 20 years he has a world ahead and adapting to Atlético de Simeone has never been an easy task. As Cholo remarks, it is a year of transition. In total he has eight goals and three assists in 34 games between all competitions.

On the return to LaLiga after the break, that double in El Sadar raised all hopes. But in recent games he has been seen with a lack of confidence and little success facing the door. Against Mallorca he had two clear chances that he finished off and in this return to compete other players have shown a better peak of form. Especially Llorente and Carrasco, who are like airplanes and Simeone wants to take advantage of them. The '14' has found a gap as a second striker to take advantage of his power and be decisive in the final meters, something that collides with the ideal position of João Félix. The Portuguese will not be against Celta and his participation is pending next Saturday against Betis. Atlético wants to arrive with their entire squad at the top for the Champions League quarterfinal commitment that will be played in August and will not risk a relapse in the least.