Spain : Primera Liga injured & suspended list (with statistics)
The list includes both injured and suspended players. The columns are, respectively:
- date when the player was placed on the list
- player name
- player position
- number of games played
- number of goals - number of assists
- status for the day
- ?+ : likely to play
- ? : status uncertain
- ?- : unlikely to play
- - : will not play
- s : suspended
Real Mad. 20.8.14
Ronaldo to undergo tests
Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has revealed Cristiano Ronaldo will undergo tests on an injury picked up in the 1-1 Spanish Super Cup first leg draw with Atletico Madrid. The Portugal star was withdrawn at half-time after complaining of pain in his left hamstring. "Cristiano had a strain and after the first half was not comfortable," Ancelotti said. "We will evaluate it tomorrow, and do the tests. At first it does not seem so serious."
Ter Stegen to miss start of season
Barcelona confirmed on Friday that goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen will miss the start of the season, with tests having revealed the extent of the back injury he sustained on Monday. Having arrived at Camp Nou during the close-season on a free transfer after his contract at Borussia Monchengladbach expired, the 22-year-old is viewed as the long-term replacement for Victor Valdes. However, his injury means fellow newcomer Claudio Bravo is likely to start in goal when Barca open their Liga campaign against Elche next Sunday.
Suarez's four-month suspension upheld
Barcelona striker Luis Suarez has failed in his appeal to have a four-month playing ban overturned but the Court of Arbitration for Sport has cleared him to train with his new club. The Uruguay international was suspended from all football-related activity for biting Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup, with the punishment also including a nine-match suspension from internationals. Suarez, the Uruguayan federation and Barcelona appealed to CAS and the club, at least, have had a degree of success. Barcelona's priority was to have Suarez available to work with the team and CAS has relented on that issue.
Atletico M 13.8.14
Turan suffers hamstring injury
Atletico Madrid have been a dealt a blow with the news that midfielder Arda Turan has sustained a hamstring injury. The Turkey international pulled out of training on Wednesday after experiencing discomfort when practicing shots on goal. And tests have now confirmed that the 27-year-old has suffered a "grade II myosfascial muscle injury between the semitendinosus and biceps femoris at the back of the right thigh."
Turan is suspended for both legs of Atleti's Supercopa de Espana tie with city rivals Real Madrid, although coach Diego Simeone will hope he will be fit to return in time for their La Liga opener at Rayo Vallecano.
Real Soc. 12.8.14
Carlos Vela sidelined with foot injury
Mexican forward Carlos Vela is set to miss the Chelsea - Real Sociedad friendly on Tuesday, given he has not been able to recover from an injury to his left foot. He already missed the Europa League qualyfing match against Aberdeen, and will try to recover before their next international game against Krasnodar. Last year, Vela had an amazing performance, scoring 21 goals.
Ter Stegen suffers back injury
Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter Stegen picked up a back injury during training on Monday afternoon and was unable to finish the session. The club remains cautious and is waiting for the German to undergo the pertinent medical examination to determine the severity of his injury. The tests will take place on Tuesday and will shed some light on how long Ter Stegen will be sidelined.
Vermaelen still injured
Barcelona have announced that Thomas Vermaelen is still carrying the hamstring injury he picked up at the World Cup, meaning he cannot start training with the club. According to a statement on Barca's website, the Belgian will be sidelined indefinitely and his return to training will depend on how he responds to physiotherapy. Vermaelen, who was unveiled at the Camp Nou on Sunday after joining from Arsenal in an €18 million deal, has struggled to put together a run of games in recent seasons. He has been out of action for a grand total of 465 days over the last four years.
Atletico M 11.8.14
Mario Suarez suffers "traumatic brain injury"
Mario Suarez suffered a "traumatic brain injury" in Atletico Madrid's 5-1 friendly win over Wolfsburg on Sunday. The midfielder was left unconscious following a first-half collision with team-mate Cristian Ansaldi. Suarez required lengthy treatment on the pitch before being replaced by Tiago, with Atletico later confirming details of the injury. "Mario Suarez suffers a traumatic brain injury," they tweeted. "He's regained consciousness. He's being taken to the hospital for tests."
Xavi suffers calf injury
Barcelona midfielder Xavi sustained a calf injury in training on Monday, the club have confirmed. The 34-year-old found the net from the penalty spot in Barca's 1-1 friendly draw with Nice on Saturday, but his preparations for the new season have suffered a setback. "Xavi Hernandez suffered a slight calf strain in his left leg during training this morning," a brief statement on Barca's website read. "Club doctors will decide when he can return to training over the next few days."
Real Mad. 2.8.14
Ronaldo still out
Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo will miss out on a reunion with former club Manchester United after being ruled out their clash in Michigan. Speaking on Friday evening, Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti confirmed that Ronaldo would not feature, wanting to keep him fit for the European Super Cup clash against Sevilla in Cardiff on August 12. "Ronaldo is working hard but we won't put him out on Saturday," Ancelotti said. "He will begin training with the squad in Spain after the tour as we plan to use him in the Super Cup."
Neymar: I'll be 100% for new season
Neymar's injured back is healing well and he is aiming to return to action in a friendly for his club Barcelona on Aug. 18, the Brazil forward said on Thursday. Neymar fractured a bone in his back following a challenge in Brazil's World Cup quarter-final and was ruled out for the rest of the tournament. "I am recovering bit by bit from the injury and I will arrive in Barcelona at 100%," Neymar, who is due back at Barca on Aug. 5, told reporters at a promotional event in Japan.
Atletico M 17.5.14
Diego Costa injured
Atletico Madrid striker Diego Costa sustained the injury in the first half of the La Liga decider against Barcelona at Camp Nou, and left the pitch in tears. Costa is now a real doubt for the Champions League final against Real Madrid in Lisbon on 24 May. The Brazilian-born striker may also be a doubt for Spain's World Cup campaign.