Real Madrid midfielder Zinedine Zidane will be missing for the next two weeks after straining a muscle in his leg during Sunday’s 1-1 draw against Real Betis.
The FIFA World Player of the Year will miss both legs of his side’s King’s Cup quarter-final against Valencia as well as the next two league matches.
“Our tests and a scan have revealed that he has a small tear in a muscle in his right leg,” Real Madrid’s chief of medical staff Alfonso del Corral told reporters.
“Luckily the tear is less serious than it could have been and we think he will be out of action for two weeks.”
Santiago Solari is likely to replace Zidane in the Real Madrid starting line-up for Wednesday’s Cup match against Valencia at the Bernabeu.