Atletico Madrid have been handed a massive injury boost as Antoine Griezmann is set to be fit in time to face Real Madrid in the Madrid derby at Vicente Calderon on 19 November.
The two teams in the La Liga will face each other after two weeks of the international break. The 25-year-old made it to the France squad for their World Cup qualifier against Sweden and a friendly tie to face Ivory Coast.
France were successful in defeating Sweden 2-1 at Stade de France as the Euro 2016 runners-up came from behind to seal a much needed win. Manchester United star Paul Pogba cancelled Emil Forsberg's 54th minute goal before West Ham United's Dimitri Payet scored the winner, which was assisted by Griezmann.
The Atletico star picked up a foot injury against Sweden, which forced him to withdraw from the friendly tie against the African nation. There were concerns whether he would be available to face the Champions League winners.
According to Goal.com, Griezmann took part in a full training session on Thursday and the X-ray result shows the player did not suffer a broken bone in his left foot. The latest fitness update will be a boost for Atletico manager Diego Simeone, who is preparing his side for the clash against their neighbours.
The France international has scored six goals and registered four assists in 10 league games in the 2016/17 season. He is currently Atletico's leading goalscorer and assist provider in the league.
Meanwhile, Atletico's Spanish midfielder Saul Níguez remains confident that Griezmann will be ready to face Zinedine Zidane's side on Saturday.
"I think Griezmann will make the derby. He knows how to deal with the pain. He knows what this means for the team, and he will work hard to make it," Saul told Spanish publication AS.