The French Football Federation (FFF) confirmed on Sunday that Antoine Griezmann has suffered bruising to the instep of his left foot and is set to return to Madrid, with just a week to go before Saturday’s derby against Real Madrid.
Griezmann took a knock to his foot during Friday’s 2-1 win over Sweden and was replaced by Kanté in the final minutes of the match. The striker will be assessed by club doctors on his return after having been ruled out of Tuesday’s friendly against the Ivory Coast.
There was a fear that Griezmann had a broken bone in his foot, but medical tests confirmed that X-rays were negative for fractures.
“In the X-ray that was completed [on Saturday], an injury to the bone was ruled out, and the diagnosis indicates that he has suffered a trauma with a hematoma on the left foot,” an Atletico statement said.
“Both the medical services of the France national team and those of Atletico Madrid have agreed for the Frenchman to return to Madrid, where he has already been placed in the hands of our physiotherapists.
“During the day on Monday, he will continue with a new course of treatment and his recovery will continue to be assessed.”
Griezmann will now face a fitness race this week ahead of Saturday’s Madrid derby at the Vicente Calderon. The striker told Marca after the game that he would do everything he could to be fit before next weekend.
“It’s not too serious,” he said. “But I have to work morning, afternoon and night to be ready.”