Atletico Madrid say Koke suffered a thigh injury in Saturday’s 1-0 win at Athletic Bilbaoleaving the Spanish midfielder just a few weeks to recuperate ahead of the World Cup in Qatar.
Koke had started physiotherapy and rehabilitation sessions, Atletico said on Monday without providing a timetable for his return, but Spanish media reports said he would be out for three weeks.
The 30-year-old, who has 67 caps, was substituted in the 81st minute of Atletico’s win.
Spain, which are in Group E at the World Cup along with Germany, Costa Rica and Japan, have yet to announce their final squad for the tournament. They begin their group campaign on November 23 against Costa Rica.

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