Real Madrid keeper Keylor Navas is expected to miss the trip to Getafe this weekend after a hamstring injury.
The Costa Rican stopper sustained the injury against Honduras in his country’s World Cup qualifier this week and after further tests by doctors have revealed the extent of the problem.
Navas is now expected to miss the weekend game with Getafe, whilst he remains a doubt for the Champions League game against Tottenham Hotspur next Tuesday.
“After the game against Honduras, Keylor felt an issue in his right leg,” Alejandro Ramirez, the Costa Rican team doctor, to the country’s FA website.
“A series of tests were carried out which showed he had a soft tissue strain in his right hamstring muscle.”
Madrid also released a statement although they did not detail any injury: “Following his return from international duty, Keylor Navas worked out indoors.
“Gareth Bale, Mateo Kovacic and Dani Carvajal continued with their respective recovery programmes.”
Former Espanyol keeper Kiko Casilla is now expected to replace Navas in between the sticks.
Meanwhile, after suffering a succession of injuries, Jesus Vallejo has finally returned to the football pitch with the Spanish under 21’s.
Having performed admirably for Eintracht Frankfurt last season where he was responsible in helping the team reach the German cup final against Borussia Dortmund, the 20 year old was deemed good enough by Zinedine Zidane and his backroom team to take over from Pepe.
Having taken the Portuguese international’s number and place within the squad, Vallejo enjoys the idea of taking up this challenge: “To be part of a club as big as Real Madrid and to fight for a place there is a very good challenge for me, I like this type of adventure.”
Madrid face Getafe on Saturday afternoon at the Coliseum Alfonso Perez hoping to secure three points and push themselves up the table, currently sitting sixth after a stuttering start in the league.