Real Madrid suffer Lucas Vázquez injury blow

Real Madrid suffer Lucas Vázquez injury blow

Real Madrid will most likely miss the services of Lucas Vázquez for the better part of the remaining season due to a muscular issue.

The winger was set to feature for Los Blancos in Saturday's 3-1 win over Eibar but was ruled out with a seemingly minor injury. 

However, following tests at the club’s training ground on Monday, the officials confirmed he is set for time on the sidelines with a muscle injury.

"Following the tests carried out today on our player, Lucas Vázquez, by the Real Madrid medical department, he has been diagnosed with a soleus muscle injury in his right leg. His recovery will continue to be assessed," read a statement on the club's official website. 

Coach Zinedine Zidane will hope to have the player back soon, as he needs a fit squad for the grueling LaLiga battle with fierce rivals Barcelona.  

Their next assignment is another home match against Valencia on Thursday, before a crunch fixture against Real Sociedad over the weekend.

Following the Sunday night win against Eibar, the Los Blancos lie second on 59 points, two behind their bitter rivals Barcelona.

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