Raphael Varane ‘out for a month’ as Real Madrid suffer fresh blow
Raphael Varane ‘ruled out for a month’ as Real Madrid suffer fresh blow with loss of key defender to leg injury
- Varane was forced off at half time in humiliating 5-1 Clasico defeat to Barcelona
- World Cup winner is the latest name on a long defensive injury list at Real Madrid
- Real sacked manager Julen Lopetegui on Monday after poor start to the season
Real Madrid’s hellish season has taken another turn for the worse with the loss of key central defender Raphael Varane to injury.
The 2018 World Cup winner underwent a scan at Real’s Valdebebas training facility on Tuesday morning. The club confirmed it showed an injury to the adductor muscle in his right leg.
According to Spanish radio station Cadena Cope, this is likely to rule Varane out of action for at least a month.
Real Madrid star Raphael Varane faces a month on the sidelines with a leg muscle injury
Varane was forced off at half time in the humiliating 5-1 El Clasico defeat to Barcelona
Varane was forced off at half-time in Real’s humiliating 5-1 El Clasico defeat to Barcelona at the weekend, a result which brought about the sacking of manager Julen Lopetegui.
It leaves Real ninth in La Liga, seven points behind leaders and rivals Barca, with four defeats in 10 league games already.
It adds to Real’s defensive injury crisis – first choice full backs Marcelo and Dani Carvajal are also unavailable, the latter with a calf injury expected to keep him sidelined until the end of November.
The 2018 World Cup winner is the latest name on a long defensive injury list at Real Madrid
One of Varane’s reserves at centre back, Jesus Vallejo, is also injured, leaving caretaker manager Santiago Solari with bare bones to work with in defence.
It is also reported that striker Mariano is out injured, like Varane with a muscle problem in his right leg.
Varane has played 12 games for Real this season, starting every La Liga game from the third match onwards.
He was rested for the opening fixtures after starring for France in their World Cup triumph in Russia last summer, playing every minute of their seven fixtures and scoring in the quarter final win over Uruguay.
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