Iniesta back in training
Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta was back in training on Thursday as he continues his recovery from a calf strain. Iniesta sustained the injury in last month's 3-1 defeat at Real Madrid and although he has yet to be given the all-clear by the club's medical staff he could feature in Saturday's game with Sevilla.
Thomas Vermaelen, who joined from Arsenal in the close season but has yet to make his official debut, and fellow defender Jeremy Mathieu also trained on Thursday as they bid to shake off niggling injuries.
Alcacer likely to miss Levante trip
Ahead of Sunday's derby between Levante and Valencia, striker Paco Alcacer has returned to the club after international duty with some discomfort. The 21-year-old played in Spain's game against Belarus on Saturday night, but did not feature in Tuesday night's encounter with Germany. After returning to his club, Alcacer is yet to train with the team after notifying medical staff of his discomfort. Further medical tests have diagnosed a hamstring muscle injury which looks set to make him a doubt for the derby.
Atletico M 20.11.14
Miranda to miss Saturday's game
Atletico Madrid defender Miranda has confirmed that he will not be available for selection in this weekend's game against Malaga. Miranda picked up the injury in Brazil's friendly against Austria, which has since been confirmed as a hamstring problem in his left leg. The diagnosis is expected to rule out the Atletico man for at least two weeks.
Atletico M 18.11.14
Miranda picks up hamstring injury
Atletico Madrid centre-back Miranda was forced to leave the pitch in Brazil's friendly against Austria within the opening 30 minutes due to an apparent hamstring injury, leaving his status for Saturday's La Liga fixture against Malaga in doubt. Diego Simeone relies on Miranda to organise his back four, so if the Brazilian misses a significant amount of time with this hamstring injury, the Atleti will have to re-work the entire defensive strategy.
Real Mad. 18.11.14
Real confirms Modric injury
Real Madrid midfielder Luka Modric is set for a spell on the sidelines with a thigh injury, the La Liga leaders confirmed on Monday. Modric went off injured in the first half of Croatia's Euro 2016 qualifier in Italy on Sunday and team doctor Boris Nemec's initial fears that tendon damage would keep him on the sidelines for over a month have been confirmed by tests at his club.
A statement on the official website reads: "After the imagining tests carried out by the Real Madrid Sanitas Medical Service on Luka Modric, a tear of the left proximal rectus femoris tendon has been found. Pending a medical evaluation." Real Madrid did not put a timescale on his recovery, but the Croatian Football Federation announced the midfielder would be out of action for three months.
Real Mad. 17.11.14
Modric to miss several weeks
Real Madrid's Luka Modric is the latest player to suffer an injury on international duty, pulling up against Italy after just 25 minutes. The heavy rain over the past several days has been suggested as the culprit for Modric's injury, which was later determined to be a left groin injury that will keep him out of action anywhere from 2 to 4 weeks. This comes as a devestating blow for Real Madrid, who have thrived from Modric's new-found partnership with Toni Kroos.
Amrabat to miss two weks
Forward Nordin Amrabat will be sidelined for two weeks after suffering a thigh injury while on international duty. The Moroccan international tore a muscle in his thigh during the 6-1 win over Benin, a game in which he scored after seven minutes but had to be withdrawn before half-time. Amrabat will miss La Liga games against Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid.
Rafinha suffers thigh injury
Barcelona have confirmed that midfielder Rafinha has sustained a thigh injury. The 21-year-old was in China representing a Brazil youth side, but he had to return home to Barcelona because of the injury. Rafinha is expected to be out for the next seven to 10 days. He has made seven appearances in all competitions for Barca this season.
Insua sidelined for a month
Rayo Vallecano left-back Emiliano Insua has been ruled out for the next four weeks after suffering a calf muscle tear in last Saturday's 5-1 derby loss to Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabeu. The Argentine underwent tests on Tuesday, with the club releasing a formal statement, confirming that Insua would indeed miss the next month of action. Quini, the man who replaced Insua on Saturday, is expected to play out of position to cover the Argentine's absence.
A. Bilbao 10.11.14
Guillermo picks up hamstring injury
Striker Guillermo had to be substituted in the first half of Sunday's 0-0 draw against Valencia and Athletic Bilbao confirmed that the 21-year-old has picked up a hamstring muscle injury in his left leg. It was not immediately known how long he will be out. Guillermo has just two starts this season and the absence of Athletic's regular frontman Aritz Aduriz with a hamstring injury left a void in their attack.
Four Sevilla players injured
Sunday was a day to forget for Unai Emery, as he not only saw his squad drop points to one of the bottom three teams in La Liga, but he lost four players following the aggressive contest. Following Sunday's match, it was revealed that goalkeeper Beto, centre-back Alejandro Arribas, left-back Fernando Navarro are all out with injuries and left-back Benoit Tremoulinas has already been ruled out of international duty with France.
Arribas took a blow to the head and was transferred to a hospital to undergo observation overnight, but fortunately, there was not cranial damage and the player is expected to be fit when La Liga resumes in two weeks. Beto received seven stitches on his chin after colliding with teammate Gregory Krychowiak, while Navarro also received stitches, six, to his head after colliding with a Levante player.
Real Mad. 8.11.14
Jese returns to training, Khedira ruled out
Real Madrid winger Jese Rodriguez made his highly-anticipated return to training on Friday, completing his first session in eight months, while manager Carlo Ancelotti has ruled German defensive midfielder Sami Khedira out of Saturday's match against Rayo Vallecano. However, Khedira has been given permission to travel with the German national team, as he'll likely continue his recovery under the guidance of their physicians.