Rafinha suffers injury
Barcelona will be without Rafinha in the upcoming Copa del Rey encounter with Real Sociedad due to a hamstring injury. The 23-year-old featured for the full 90 minutes in Saturday's win over Las Palmas, but now faces a spell on the sidelines after suffering a muscular problem.
"Rafinha has pulled a hamstring muscle and will have to sit out this Thursday's Copa del Rey first leg away to Real Sociedad," a statement on the club's official website read. "The club doctors will need to monitor the Brazilian's progress before determining his availability for other matches."
Atletico M 12.1.17
Lucas Hernandez out with hamstring strain
Atletico Madrid backup left-back Lucas Hernandez faces a short spell on the sidelines after tweaking a hamstring in Tuesday evening's Copa del Rey clash against Las Palmas. "Lucas Hernandez has undergone medical examination this Wednesday and our player has been diagnosed with a strain in his right thigh muscle," a club statement said. "The left-back had to be replaced at half-time by Gabi. The former rojiblanco youth team player will undergo physiotherapy treatment and training in the gym. His return depends on his recovery."
Real Mad. 7.1.17
Pepe and Ramos ruled out
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has a lengthy injury list on his hands, with as many as five key players missing Saturday's match with various injuries. The problems begin right at the back, with first choice centre-backs Pepe (calf) and Sergio Ramos (muscular problem) both sidelined. In midfield, Lucas Vazquez (calf) and Mateo Kovacic (sprained ankle) also miss out on the visit of Granada. Meanwhile, winger Gareth Bale is making positive progress in his recovery from an ankle injury, and has made a return to training. However, he won't take any part in Saturday's game.
Real Mad. 3.1.17
Pepe ruled out with calf injury
Real Madrid have confirmed defender Pepe has been diagnosed with a calf muscle strain. The 33-year-old has endured an injury plagued campaign and has already missed a chunk of Los Blancos season so far. Pepe is out of contract at the Bernabeu in June, and there has been no progress in talks over a new deal, with Madrid reportedly only offering a one-year extension and the player and his agent Jorge Mendes holding out for two.
Real Mad. 2.1.17
Ramos to miss next two fixtures
Real Madrid skipper Sergio Ramos will not be available for their first two fixtures of 2017 thanks to a combination of an injury and the accumulation of multiple yellow cards this season. The 31-year-old last played for Zinedine Zidane's men against the Kashima Antlers in the FIFA Club World Cup in Yokohama. Ramos will miss both the first leg of the Copa del Rey against Sevilla as well as the La Liga game against Granada on the weekend. The Spaniard has been struggling with a knee injury for a few months now and even played the FIFA Club World Cup game through pain.
Cillessen out for two weeks
Barcelona's back-up goalkeeper Jasper Cillessen will be sidelined for around two weeks due to a leg injury, the La Liga giants announced Friday. The 27-year-old Dutchman had already missed three weeks in October due to a right ankle injury suffered on international duty. Cillessen moved to Barcelona last summer but has played just once in La Liga while making a lone appearance in the Champions League against Borussia Moenchengladbach three weeks ago.
Real Mad. 30.12.16
Real Madrid lose Vazquez, Kovacic
Lucas Vazquez and Mateo Kovacic are set to miss most of January after suffering injuries in the Club World Cup in Japan earlier this month. Vazquez, who played 81 minutes of the final, has a muscle injury in his right leg. Kovacic twisted a ligament in his left ankle while playing as a substitute in the closing minutes. The Spanish winger could be out for up to four weeks while the Croatian is facing three weeks on the sidelines. Lucas has scored one goal in 23 appearances for Real Madrid this season, while Kovacic has made 18 outings with the same goal return.
Real Mad. 29.12.16
Lucas sidelined by calf injury
Real Madrid have confirmed Lucas Vazquez suffered a calf tear at the Club World Cup and have not put a timeframe on his recovery. A club statement read: "Following the tests carried out on Lucas Vazquez in the Sanitas la Moraleja University Hospital, the player has been diagnosed with a grade two injury to his right soleus muscle, an injury he picked up at the Club World Cup. His recovery will continue to be assessed." In addition Mateo Kovacic has been diagnosed with a sprained ankle and his recovery will also be monitored.
A. Bilbao 27.12.16
Yeray undergoes successful surgery
Athletic Bilbao defender Yeray has undergone successful surgery to remove a tumorous testicle. The 21-year-old was last week diagnosed with a tumour on his right testicle and, after spending the Christmas weekend with his family, had the organ removed on Tuesday morning. A statement from Athletic said Yeray's orchiectomy at the Cruces hospital in Baracaldo had "passed without incident" and he will be reassessed by doctors ahead of a possible discharge on Wednesday. No time frame has been set for the Basque player's return to action.
A. Bilbao 24.12.16
Yeray to undergo testicular surgery
Athletic Bilbao defender Yeray will have surgery to remove a tumour from his right testicle next week. The 21-year-old Basque, who has made 10 league appearances for Bilbao this season, asked president Josu Urrutia and club doctor Joxean Lekue to reveal his diagnosis at a press conference convened on Friday evening. Urrutia expects the surgery to be performed on Tuesday, Dec. 27.
Atletico M 13.12.16
Gimenez injures foot in training
Atletico Madrid center back Jose Gimenez left training early on Tuesday with what the club has dubbed an injury to the fifth metatarsal in his left foot. The Uruguayan's status is pending evolution, but it is very likely the 21-year-old will be unavailable Saturday, when Atleti host Las Palmas.
Gimenez joins Filipe Luis in being out of action, as well as Jan Oblak (out 3-4 months after dislocating his shoulder) and Tiago, who departed injured in the first half of Monday's loss to Villarreal.
Atletico M 13.12.16
Oblak set for shoulder surgery
Atletico Madrid goalkeeper Jan Oblak requires surgery on his shoulder injury and faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines, according to 'Cadena Cope'. Oblak injured himself in the defeat to Villarreal on Monday after falling to the ground when trying to block a cross from Alexandre Pato. The Slovenian was left in a great deal of pain on the ground and had to leave the field with the help of medical staff. The goalkeeper's left shoulder came out of place, causing a dislocation. Medical staff inmobilised his shoulder and he was taken to hospital where the injury was later confirmed.