Lucas Hernandez gets medical clearance as Atletico readies for Levante clash
Atletico Madrid's French defender Lucas Hernandez (2-L) performs during his team's training session at the club's sports facilities in Majadahonda, Madrid, Spain, Jan. 12, 2019. EPA-EFE/SEBASTIÁN MARISCAL
Atletico Madrid players Antoine Griezmann (2-L) and Thomas Lemar (R) attend their team's training session at the club's sports facilities in Majadahonda, Madrid, Spain, Jan. 12, 2019. EPA-EFE/SEBASTIÁN MARISCAL
Atletico Madrid's head coach, Diego Pablo Simeone (R), gives instructions to his players during a training session at the team's sports facilities in Majadahonda, Madrid, Spain, Jan. 12, 2019. EPA-EFE/SEBASTIÁN MARISCAL
Madrid, Jan 12 (efe-epa).- Atletico Madrid's France defender Lucas Hernandez has been on Saturday given a medical clearance to play as the team concluded its preparations for its upcoming La Liga game against Levante.
Lucas has been on the sideline for five games since sustaining a right knee injury during Atletico's 3-0 La Liga win over Alaves on Dec. 8, but it seemed to be a thing of the past as he trained normally with the team.
"Lucas Hernandez received the medical green light on Saturday following the team's training session. Our defender will be available for Sunday's game against Levante at the Wanda Metropolitano," the club said in a statement.
Atletico hopes to get back on winning ways when it hosts Levante at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium after playing to a draw in two consecutive games.
In La Liga, Atleti was held 1-1 by Sevilla in their most recent league clash, before playing to a 1-1 draw against Girona in the first leg of the Spanish Cup round of 16.