Real Madrid’s Jesus Vallejo suffers fresh injury setback

Real Madrid’s injury list has deepened with central defender Jesus Vallejo suffering a fresh muscular issue, report Marca.

The 21-year-old has played just twice this season and not at all in La Liga, with youth graduate Javi Sanchez preferred even with the club’s injury crisis.

The former Spain international is said to have left Madrid’s training pitch ‘in tears’ and was consoled by Coach Santiago Solari, following this latest setback.

Vallejo was brought into the first-team squad at Madrid last season, and has made a total of 14 appearances following a previous loan stints at Real Zaragoza and Eintracht Frankfurt.

This week’s Copa del Rey return game against Leganes would have been ideal for Vallejo to earn more minutes but he now will not be involved.

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