Marcelo adds to Real Madrid injury woes

Sep 22, 2017 - 12:52 PM Real Madrid have confirmed that defender Marcelo has joined their growing list of injured players after he tore a muscle in his left leg.

Marcelo suffered the injury during the second half of Wednesday's 1-0 home loss to Real Betis.

The Spanish La Liga champions did not specify how long the 29-year-old Brazilian would be sidelined.

"Following tests carried out on Marcelo at the Sanitas La Moraleja University Hospital, he has been diagnosed with a grade two tear in his left bicep femoris muscle. His recovery will be monitored," a statement on the club's website read.

Madrid were already without Marcelo's backup, Theo Hernandez, who is recovering from a shoulder injury.

Striker Karim Benzema, midfielders Toni Kroos and Mateo Kovacic, and defender Jesus Vallejo are also out with injuries.

Madrid have gotten off to a slow start after two draws and a loss in three home matches.

With only two wins from five matches, they are seven points behind La Liga leaders Barcelona.

Source: AAP

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