Real Madrid could be without Jesus Vallejo for two months after the defender’s hamstring injury was reportedly worse than first feared.
Vallejo was forced off during the early stages of Madrid’s 1-0 win at Leganes on Thursday, and a medical report on the club’s official website confirmed “a hamstring injury in his right leg.”
However, AS claims scans showed “an even more serious injury than the player and doctors feared”, possibly sidelining the centre-back for as long as eight weeks.
The 21-year-old had begun breaking into Los Blancos’ first team after an injury to Sergio Ramos, making seven appearances for the side.
He could miss Madrid’s next 14 games, which would include a hypothetical Copa del Rey semi-final and their Champions League last-16 tie with Paris Saint-Germain, as well as those in La Liga.