DIEGO COSTA should be available for Atletico Madrid’s Champions League tie against Chelsea, after recovering from deep vein thrombosis.
The Spanish international was diagnosed with the nasty condition three weeks ago.
Deep vein thrombosis is a condition that involves a blood clot forming in a deep vein in the body.
It is most usually suffered in the leg or pelvis.
Costa, 32, had only just returned from a muscle injury, when his latest ailment struck.
And the luckless former Blue also suffered from Covid-19 during the summer, which is thought to have possibly affected his latest medical condition.
Costa is yet to feature in the Champions League this season, and has appeared just five times in LaLiga.
He picked up a muscle injury, having appeared in the first four matches of the season for Diego Simeone’s men.
After missing three games, he returned to make a 17 minute cameo against Barcelona on November 21, before his deep vein thrombosis diagnosis.
Costa has been linked with a move away from Atletico Madrid, having struggled for form and fitness since leaving Stamford Bridge.
He is likely to remain at Wanda Metropolitano until his contract expires at the end of the season, however.
Costa scored 58 goals in 120 games during a glittering three-year spell in West London, during which he won two Premier League titles.
And he’ll hope to feature against his former side, when they face off in the Spanish capital on February 23, with the return leg in London set for March 17.
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