Gimenez returns to training ahead of Madrid derby

Atlético de Madrid defender José Giménez is in contention for playing this weekend in the Madrid derby after recovering quickly from the injury suffered at LaLiga on Tuesday over Huesca.

Gimenez lasted only 39 minutes of the 3-0 victory in the Metropolitan Wanda before he retired due to muscle discomfort, but head coach Diego Simeone gave a positive assessment of the injury after the game.

Atlético used their official Twitter account to confirm that Gimenez returned to training on Thursday, giving Uruguay international time to build their fitness before the trip to Santiago Bernabéu on Saturday.

Gimenez has played in four of LaLiga del Atlético's six matches so far this season, Diego Simeone's men are in third place in the table, two points behind Barcelona and Real Madrid.

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