Sime Vrsaljko (28 years old) has not had a good return to Atlético. The Croatian He is one of the two players of the rojiblanca squad (along with Correa) who have been infected with COVID-19 and therefore, You will not be able to be part of the expedition that will travel to Lisbon to play the Final eight of the Champions. This is a serious setback for the winger, who has had a difficult year. The side He returned to the rojiblanca squad this season and began the campaign injured after tearing the ligaments in his left knee during his assignment at Inter Milan last year.
After being blank for most of the year (he has barely been able to participate in seven games between all competitions, adding 482 minutes) has seen his season end prematurely due to the virus. Vrsaljko was out until early November while He was recovering from the operation he underwent on February 13, which abruptly ended his stay in Italy and led him to undergo the entire rehabilitation process with the doctors and physios of Atlético.
Until matchday 21 he did not enter into Simeone's plans and he did so as a starter against Leganés (0-0 in the Wanda Metropolitano). Participated in six more matches (including the knockout round of the Champions League against Liverpool) and on May 21 he decided to have surgery again to remove the surgical material from the previous intervention by means of an arthroscopy. The initial plan was for him to return for the return of LaLiga after the stoppage due to the pandemic, but the terms were lengthened and he was expected for the final phase of the Champions.
However, this setback in the form of infection has made He can no longer participate this season and, perhaps, has played his last game at Atlético. His stall is overcrowded (there are Trippier, Arias and him) and It is the one who has the most ballots of the three to leave the mattress rows in order to lighten the staff and look for possible reinforcements in other more needed lines.