Injured Varane out for up to a month — report
MADRID, Oct 30, 2018 (BSS/AFP) – Real Madrid defender Raphael Varane is
set to miss up to a month with a leg injury, according to Spanish newspaper
The 25-year old left the field after 45 minutes in the club’s 5-1 defeat
to Barcelona on Sunday.
“He’s been diagnosed with a groin injury to his right leg,” Real said in a
statement without noting how long the French international would be out for.
AS said he would be sidelined for up to a month, meaning he could miss
France’s games in November against the Netherlands and possible Uruguay.
He will also miss Real’s fixtures against Melilla in the Spanish Cup on
Wednesday, Saturday’s league match against Valladolid, and the midweek trip
to Victoria Plzen in the Champions League. He will also be out for the
following weekend league match against Vigo.
Real also announced an injury to striker Mariano Diaz with AS reporting he
will be out for 10 days.
The injuries come as a blow to Real’s interim head coach Santiago Solari,
who was appointed on Tuesday following the sacking of Julen Lopetegui.
Without Varane the Argentinian lacks a multitude of options and is likely
to choose a centre-back partnership of Sergio Ramos and Nacho Fernandez.
Champions League holders Rea need to regain some confidence after losing
five of their last seven games, a run of poor results that led to the sacking
of Lopetegui, just four and a half months into his tenure.