Levante full-back Ivan Lopez has been ruled out for up to four weeks after sustaining a hamstring injury against Real Madrid.
The 24-year-old was withdrawn in the 20th minute of Saturday’s 1-1 draw at the Bernabeu, and was replaced by Pedro Lopez.
The newly promoted club confirmed the injury on Monday after medical tests were carried out on the defender.
Lopez had started all three of the Valencia-based clubs league fixtures this campaign despite only being named in the starting XI 18 times across the previous two seasons.
He is now set to miss his side’s matches against Valencia, Real Sociedad, Real Betis and Alaves.
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