Real Madrid's Kepa Arrizabalaga Injured, Facing Three-Week Sideline
- Mike Johnshon
- 09 Nov, 2023
Real Madrid goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga sustained an adductor muscle injury during the warm-up for the Champions League match against Braga, potentially sidelining him for approximately three weeks.
Kepa underwent medical examinations on Thursday, revealing a minor tear in the adductor muscle of his right leg. An MRI scan is scheduled for Friday.
The goalkeeper, currently on loan from Chelsea, experienced discomfort during the warm-up before Wednesday's Champions League fixture against Braga.
Andriy Lunin, the Ukrainian goalkeeper, substituted for Kepa and maintained a clean sheet as Real Madrid secured a 3-0 victory, securing a spot in the last 16 of the tournament.
According to sources from Real Madrid speaking to AFP on Thursday, Kepa might be unavailable for two to three weeks.
Consequently, he will be absent from the upcoming league match against Valencia at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday. Moreover, Kepa will miss Spain's Euro 2024 qualifiers against Cyprus on November 16 and Georgia on November 19.
Real Madrid previously lost their first-choice goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois, to a knee injury at the start of the season.
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