Felipe Monteiro of Atletico Madrid has been injured in the Copa America

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Due to injuries, Atletico Madrid defender Felipe Monteiro will miss the rest of the Copa America in 2021.

The Brazilian international is yet to make an appearance for Tite’s team in the tournament, but a knee injury sustained in training has raised concerns within the camp.

Despite initial optimistic rumors about his expected recovery, Marca says that he has been replaced in the squad and will return to Spain to finish his rehabilitation.

The extent of the damage to the 32-year-knee old’s has not been confirmed, but early indications suggest he may miss the start of the 2021/22 La Liga season.

With 32 league appearances in 2020/21, Felipe played a significant role in Diego Simeone’s plans last season, as Los Rojiblancos won their first league title since 2014.

Atletico Madrid is yet to respond to the news, with a statement due within the next 48 hours.

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