Almeria goalkeeper out with dislocated shoulder
Almeria goalkeeper Ruben Martinez will miss the next six to eight weeks after suffering a dislocated shoulder after colliding with a teammate in Wednesday's training session. Ruben was rushed to Clinica Virgen del Mar in Almeria, where he underwent X-Rays. Almeria's lead physician Dr. Antonio Rios confirmed that Ruben would be put in a cast for two weeks which will completely immobilise the arm, after which he will wear a hinged elbow pad to limit movement.
Real Mad. 18.12.14
James ready for Club World Cup final
James Rodriguez has returned to full training for Real Madrid to thrust himself into contention for a starting place in Saturday's Club World Cup Final. The Colombian star has been out of action since injuring his calf injury during a La Liga victory over Celta Vigo ten days ago.
With German international Sami Khedira also fit again after injury and Jese Rodriguez being eased back into action following a long-term lay-off, manager Carlo Ancelotti has the luxury of nearly a full squad at his disposal, with midfielderLuka Modric the only noticeable absentee.
Real Mad. 17.12.14
Real confident on Ramos's fitness
Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has said that he is hopeful he will be able to play in the final of the Club World Cup after coming off with a thigh injury in the 4-0 semi-final victory over Cruz Azul. Ramos opened the scoring but was substituted just after the hour due to discomfort in his left thigh. "I am not in too much discomfort and we hope it isn't anything serious," he said after the match. "They are going to take a look at it tomorrow, and see how I am feeling then. I hope to play in the final."
Real coach Carlo Ancelotti was also confident Ramos would feature in the final, adding: "We aren't worried as it was simply a case of slightly hurting a muscle and he will recover well in two days and he will be available for the final."
Real Soc. 16.12.14
Granero sidelined with ankle sprain
Real Sociedad defensive midfielder Esteban Granero has been ruled out for the remainder of 2015 after suffering a Grade II left ankle sprain in Sunday's draw against Athletic Bilbao. The club released a statement on Monday confirming the injury to the former Real Madrid midfielder who will miss the return leg of the Copa del Rey tie against Real Oviedo at midweek and the final La Liga match before the Christmas break against Levante.
Alves suffers hamstring injury
Dani Alves has been ruled out of Barcelona's Copa del Rey clash with Huesca on Tuesday with a hamstring injury. The Brazil international sustained the injury during Saturday's 0-0 draw at Getafe. Subsequently the full-back underwent treatment on Sunday and he will definitely miss the Copa second-leg clash at Camp Nou, a tie Barca lead 4-0. His availability for next weekend's league encounter with Cordoba is also uncertain.
Neymar ruled out of Getafe match
Neymar has been ruled out of Barcelona's clash with Getafe on Saturday. The Brazilian forward has a problem with his left ankle and he will not make the trip to Madrid as a precaution. The 22-year-old has scored 11 league goals so far this term. Neymar is the only absentee through injury along with Thomas Vermaelen who is still recovering from surgery.
Real Mad. 11.12.14
Ancelotti positive on injured trio
Carlo Ancelotti had positive news when providing an update on the injured Real Madrid trio of Luka Modric, Sami Khedira and James Rodriguez. The three players have been sidelined with respective thigh, head and knee injuries in recent weeks, but Ancelotti is expecting all of them to recover in the near future.
Following the La Liga clash at Almeria on Friday, Real will travel to Morocco to take part in the Club World Cup. "Modric's recovery is going well and he will be back with the team in January," he said. "We hope that James will be training next Thursday and will be available for the final. Khedira will travel to Morocco. He will certainly be available for the final."
A. Bilbao 11.12.14
Iraola suffers hamstring injury
Andoni Iraola seems likely to miss Sunday's Basque derby after being stretchered off with a hamstring injury during Athletic Bilbao's 2-0 win against BATE Borisov. The right-back had to be substituted in the second half of Champions League victory on Wednesday, and Los Leones confirmed that the 32-year-old sustained the knock in his left leg. Iraola is now due to undergo additional tests, the results of which will shed light into the extent of the former Spain international's layoff, although he is not expected to feature against Real Sociedad.
Mustafi's ankle is only sprained
Defender Shkodran Mustafi only suffered a sprained ankle during Valencia's 1-1 draw with Granada on Sunday, the club discovered in an examination on Monday. However, it is still unknown whether the 22-year-old will be available for Saturday's home match against Rayo Vallecano. Mustafi turned his ankle following a challenge by Youssef El-Arabi and was replaced in the 73rd minute.
Real Mad. 8.12.14
James Rodriguez suffers calf injury
Real Madrid midfielder James Rodriguez will miss the Club World Cup after after suffering an injury to his right calf muscle. The Colombian international, 23, hobbled off the field in Saturday's 3-0 win over Celta. Real's win over Celta equalled the Spanish record of 18 successive victories, with Cristiano Ronaldo scoring a record-breaking 23rd Primera Division hat trick to cement top spot in the table.
Real Mad. 7.12.14
James pulls up with muscle injury
James Rodriguez had to be replaced by Alvaro Arbeloa eight minutes into the second half against Celta after the Colombian felt a muscle problem and signalled to the bench. The 23-year-old is the only player in the squad who has played at least one minute in every game this season. The injury appears to be minor, and the Colombian player could even be ready for the Club World Cup and also Real's next Liga game, but his status will be confirmed on Monday when he undergoes medical tests on his calf.
Rayo lose Fatau for six weeks
Rayo Vallecano midfielder Mohammed Fatau has been sidelined with a thigh muscle tear, which is worse than originally anticipated. The 21-year-old was injured during the encounter with Almeria last weekend in La Liga and ahead of the Copa del Rey match against Valencia on Thursday night, the club has revealed the thigh muscle has suffered more damage than was initially diagnosed. Further and more detailed examinations show that Fatau has suffered a muscle fibre tear in the femoral biceps in his left thigh and as such, no return to action is predicted for at least six weeks, whilst the player recovers fully.