It was a rather sickening thud when Diego Costa slammed his left-leg into the past in a recent La Liga game against Getafe - and the result was clear to see in the aftermath.
He had opened up a terrible wound on his leg - and the fears were immediate that he might be out of action for a while with the issue.
But that was soon dispelled by Atletico doctors - and he now looks set to take on Elche in La Liga this weekend.
Now it looks certain that he will - as he was back in training yesterday…
David Villa on training with Diego Costa ! pic.twitter.com/ZmXReBIiYL— David Villa Fans (@Guaje_ID) April 16, 2014
Guess who's back! Diego's back! pic.twitter.com/dYe22SKajE— Mathew Nash (@hitcmathewnash) April 17, 2014
The Brazilian born Spanish international has been sensational this campaign - scoring 33 goals in 37 appearances and has become a target for Chelsea in the process.
In fact just this morning it was again reported that a deal had been struck for him to move to London for £35 million this summer - as Jose Mourinho’s solution to striking problems.
Unfortunately for Jose however he will have to stop him before he can get him. Costa now looks 100% fit for the Champions League semi-final tie with Chelsea on Tuesday.
So John Terry and Gary Cahill better brace themselves for one hell of an evening.