Update on Diego Costa injury: Will he make Chelsea tie?

Vicente Calderon

Chelsea may have to face Diego Costa after all.

Atletico Madrid are confident top scorer Diego Costa did not sustain a serious injury against Getafe.

The Spanish international striker was stretchered off after colliding with the post while scoring his second of the game in the La Liga clash on Sunday night.

With blood pouring from his leg, the extent of the injury was initially unclear, with concern over whether he would be fit for the Champions League semi-finals with Chelsea, the first leg on April 22.

Manager Diego Simeone moved to calm any panic over the club's star man. He told Mundo Deportivo that Costa has 'has only one wound', going onto describe the injury as a 'cut'.

Teammate Filipe Luis also posted on his Instagram page after the victory: "Everything is okay with Diego Costa, was just a scare," along with an image of Costa on the team bus. A serious injury and the striker would have been in hospital instead.

Costa had bagged his 26th La Liga strike of the campaign against Getafe, and while Atletico are battling to win a historic title, the form of the team means they can afford to be slightly cautious when it comes to the striker.

His injury appears an impact one, and will reduce to bruising. With more than a week to play with until Chelsea come to visit, the striker is a very good bet to start against the team who want to sign him.

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