Falcao faces weeks out with thigh injury

The former Manchester United, Chelsea and Atletico Madrid striker has suffered another fitness setback after coming off during his side’s Champions League win

Monaco have confirmed that Radamel Falcao faces weeks on the sidelines due to a thigh muscle injury.

The Colombia international was substituted during his side’s 3-1 Champions League qualifying win over Fenerbahce on Wednesday, having earlier scored a penalty to help Monaco on their way to a 4-3 aggregate win.

Following tests on the problem, Monaco have announced that they expect to be without the 29-year-old for a number of weeks as he attempts to recuperate.
“Taken off due to injury just before half-time, Radamel Falcao will be absent for several weeks,” the club announced via their official website.

“Falcao suffered a muscle injury in his left thigh that will require treatment, a period of rest and recovery over a number of weeks.”

.@falcao suffers muscular injury in his left thigh and will be out for a few weeks. pic.twitter.com/VTHGt160fh
— AS Monaco EN (@AS_Monaco_EN) August 5, 2016

Falcao has struggled to maintain fitness ever since he suffered a cruciate ligament injury in January 2014 that ruled him out of the World Cup in Brazil.

He managed just 14 Premier League starts during a loan spell with Manchester United in 2014-15, and he only started twice in all competitions with Chelsea last season, after sustaining a groin injury.