Spain : Primera Liga injured & suspended list (with statistics)
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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. 4.8.15
Benzema blow for Real
Real Madrid have confirmed Karim Benzema suffered a right thigh muscle injury in training. The Frenchman picked up the injury ahead of Madrid's participation in the the Audi Cup. The 27-year-old striker, who is expected to stay at the Bernabeu despite ongoing speculation linking him to Arsenal, will undergo further evaluation on the muscular complaint.
Arda Turan suffers ankle sprain
Barcelona have revealed that new summer signing Arda Turan has sprained his ankle and faces a spell on the sidelines. Turkey international midfielder has picked up a knock in training and will undergo further examination to determine the extent of the injury. However, Turan is unable to make his debut for Luis Enrique's side until January due to a FIFA ban preventing the Liga champions from registering new players in 2015.
Douglas faces two-month injury layoff
Barcelona full-back Douglas will miss the start of the new season due to injury. The Brazilian faces up to eight weeks on the sidelines after suffering a hamstring injury on the Spanish champions' pre-season tour of the US. Douglas, who was given little playing time by coach Luis Enrique last season, went off in the first-half of Barca's friendly defeat on penalties by Chelsea on Tuesday.
Real Mad. 27.7.15
Real Madrid manager Rafa Benitez said on Sunday that striker Karim Benzema was his only injury doubt as his side prepare to face Inter Milan in the International Champions Cup on Monday. The French international is still recovering from tearing a thigh muscle at the end of last season and was substituted at half-time on Friday as Real romped past Manchester City 4-1 in Melbourne.
"The only slight worry is Benzema. He has a slight tweak, nothing serious, but we will take no risks" said Benitez. "We will decide tomorrow whether he plays. If we think there is any problem we will take no chances."
Real Mad. 12.7.15
Coentrao set for month on sidelines
Fabio Coentro looks very likely to miss Real Madrid's tour to Australia and China through injury. Madrid-based daily AS said the Portuguese defender returned to the club's training ground on Friday where he met new boss Rafa Benitez and underwent medical check ups with Real's doctors and physios. And it was found that the player has a muscle injury that will likely keep him out for a month, meaning he will miss a large chunk of pre-season. The news will be a bitter blow for Coentrao, who was plagued with injury last season.
Real Mad. 23.6.15
Navas rules out surgery
Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas has confirmed that his recent Achilles injury will not require surgery, which would rule him out of action for the majority of this upcoming season. "I'm getting better, I hope to be better as soon as possible. Fighting for the starting spot? I always do, nobody has come yet." Navas has been linked with a move away from the Santiago Bernabeu this summer as the arrival of De Ge would push him back to the third-choice keeper, something that he is unlikely willing to accept in the prime of his career.
Neymar out of Copa America
Brazil captain Neymar was ruled out of the remainder of the Copa America on Friday after being hit with a four-match ban for headbutting a Colombian player in a post-match brawl. The surprisingly severe sanction means that Neymar, who was also fined $10,000, will play no further part in the tournament, unless the Barcelona player lodges a successful appeal.
Neymar given Copa America ban
Neymar has been "provisionally suspended" for one match after receiving a red card in the aftermath of Brazil's Copa America defeat to Colombia. But the Barcelona star could yet face a harsher punishment when South American federation CONMEBOL's disciplinary committee meet on Friday "to decide the final punishment".
The Brazil striker had received his second booking of the tournament just before half-time for a handball, guaranteeing he would miss at least one match. He was later shown a red card after the final whistle when he kicked the ball at an opponent, provoking a melee in which he also appeared to aim a headbutt at Colombian goalscorer Jeison Murillo.
Real Mad. 30.5.15
Marcelo out of Copa America
Real Madrid left-back Marcelo has been ruled out of the Copa America. The national team's doctor was informed by Real Madrid that Marcelo had been carrying an injury, and after an examination Brazilian officials ruled the left-back out of the summer tournament.
"We were told by Real Madrid doctors that in a training session he went to jump and since then he's been suffering severe pain in the lumbar region," Rodrigo Lasmar, Brazil's national team doctor said. "We did some tests and he won't be able to start to train with us on Monday. He'd need around three weeks, more or less, to be able to train. Today he has real problems, he can't walk. There's no other solution."
Suarez expected to be fit for Copa del Rey
Barcelona striker Luis Suarez is back in training ahead of Saturday's Copa del Rey final. Suarez has missed the last two weeks after picking up a hamstring injury during the Champions League semi-final second leg against Bayern. However, he returned to training today, and is expected to be fit to face Bilbao, despite not being given the official all-clear.
Suarez doubtful for Copa del Rey Final
Barcelona striker Luis Suarez still hasn't been able to train with the team, and he is still not cleared for the Copa del Rey decider. Suarez suffered a left hamstring strain in the second leg of the Champions League semifinal against Bayern.
He'll continue to do physiotherapy and work separately during the week, and there are serious doubts among the coaching and medical staff about his availability for not only the Bilbao match, but also the Champions League Final against Juventus.
Diego Alves to undergo knee surgery
Valencia goalkeeper Diego Alves will require surgery on a torn ligament in his right knee. The Brazilian injured his leg and had to be substituted in the second half of Valencia's 3-2 win at Almeria on Saturday. That victory earned the team a fourth-place finish in the Spanish league and a Champions League berth for next season. The 29-year-old Diego Alves, known as a specialist at saving penalties, has been Valencia's first-choice goalkeeper for the past four seasons.