Spanish giants Real Madrid will be without Brazilian midfielder Casemiro for an extended time after tests revealed his injury, picked in the win over Espanyol, to be worse than earlier thought.
The midfielder missed the game against Villarreal on Wednesday 21 September and media reports have it that the injury to his left calf typically requires a recovery period of one to two months.
The club, a statement, however did not reveal how long he is expected to be out, only pointing out the nature of the injury and saying his assessment continues.
“Following tests carried out today on Casemiro at the Sanitas La Moraleja University Hospital, he has been diagnosed with a fracture to the central third of his left fibula. His recovery will continue to be assessed.” The statement read.
The injury will rule Casemiro out of Brazil’s next two World Cup qualifiers in October, and potentially the next two in November as well.