It has been confirmed that Diego Costa will not feature for Spain during their games against Ukraine and Holland after suffering a level 1 hamstring tear during the game against Hull for Chelsea.
Costa was substituted after limping with what looked to be a hamstring problem during their victory over Hull at weekend but was still required to have a scan by Spain to access the damage.
Spain released a statement regarding Diego Costa which said;
“Diego Costa, left the premises of the Spanish Football Federation this morning after undergoing several tests with the medical services of the RFEF.
“The striker has suffered a level 1 hamstring tear on the biceps femoris of the left thigh, which was previously already noted by the medical services of his club.”
“Diego Costa will return to Chelsea FC where he will undergo the corresponding medical treatment.”
During the post match interview after the game with Hull, Jose Mourinho did seem concerned and that he was worried because of previous injuries;
“When a striker is playing, the team needs a goal to win the game and with 15 minutes to go the striker, a guy with a lot of experience of hamstring injuries, says ‘it is over for me’, then it is over for him,” Mourinho said.
“He has this problem. He tried to play the Champions League final for Atletico (Madrid, last season) and was injured again and again and again. He has this fragility.
“We know his hamstring is not a strong one. He works hard through the week to compensate the weakness he has there but the injury can come.”
Written by Kayleigh Neild – @KayleighN11