Alonso won’t miss games

Xabi Alonso may reportedly feel the effects of a perforated eardrum for up to two months, but it will not see him miss any matches for Real Madrid.

The 32-year-old suffered the issue after being caught by Jeremy Mathieu midway through the second half of Madrid’s eventual 3-2 win at Valencia on Sunday night.

Madrid have posted only that the complaint, which prevented Alonso from flying back to the Spanish capital with his teammates the same evening, is awaiting developments.

Marca, suggest, however, that those developments are that the player will be alright to return to training and then playing as otherwise expected, but that he will have ‘aches and pains for a stipulated period of between one and two months’. AS suggest his recovery will last between three and four weeks.

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