Actual Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas has change into the most recent star to affix a prolonged harm checklist for a struggling Los Blancos aspect, after the Costa Rican picked up a groin downside in midweek – leaving them with no totally match senior goalkeeper this weekend.
Santiago Solari’s aspect have been already with out quite a lot of star names via harm, with Toni Kroos, Mariano Diaz, Marcos Llorente, Gareth Bale, Marco Asensio and Jesus Vallejo all side-lined for the European champions.
A press release from the membership mentioned of Navas’ harm, through Real Madrid’s official website: “Following the assessments carried out on our participant Keylor Navas by the Actual Madrid medical division, he has been identified with an harm to his proper adductor longus muscle.”
Although Madrid didn’t verify the extent of Navas’ harm, the 32-year-old is now set to overlook Los Blancos’ large La Liga conflict with Sevilla on Saturday, leaving them to hurry Thibaut Courtois again into motion earlier than meant.
The previous Chelsea goalkeeper has not performed since 6 January as a result of a hip harm however has returned to coaching forward of Saturday’s match on the Bernabeu.
Courtois is due to this fact set to return between the posts for Madrid, softening the blow of dropping Navas to harm forward of one other powerful check for Solari’s aspect – who offered third-choice stopper Kiko Casilla to Leeds this week.
Madrid are at the moment fourth in La Liga and degree on factors with Saturday’s opponents, although Los Blancos are ten factors adrift of league leaders Barcelona.
Solari’s males recovered their league kind with a 1-2 victory away to Actual Betis final weekend, having suffered defeat to Actual Sociedad the earlier week in what has been a tough begin to the New 12 months for Madrid.