23 Dec 2010

Forlan injured in Athletico match

12:06 pm on 23 December 2010

Uruguay's footballer of the World Cup finals Diego Forlan has injured ligaments in his right ankle and will be out for an unspecified amount of time.

The 31-year-old striker - who had an outstanding World Cup scoring five goals as Uruguay finished fourth for their best performance since the 1970 finals - had to go off in the 14th minute of Atletico Madrid's 1-nil Spanish Cup last 16 first leg victory over Espanyol.