Argentina calm fears over Messi injury
Argentina have calmed fears over Lionel Messi after medical tests showed no damage to his right foot. The Barcelona superstar is in the United States with the national team, who have upcoming friendlies against El Salvador and Ecuador. Some reports had suggested that Messi would have to return to Spain, though, after he suffered a blow to the foot in his club's 2-1 Clasico win over Real Madrid on Sunday. However, the Argentina Football Association has released a statement confirming that tests revealed the 27-year-old is not injured.
Yoda suffers season-ending injury
Getafe midfielder Karim Yoda will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a torn patellar tendon in his side's 2-0 loss to Atletico Madrid on Saturday. Yoda has been one of the club's standout performers this season, however, it all came to an end in the 81st minute when the Frenchman twisted his knee and feel to the ground wincing in pain. He was immediately attended to by the medical staff before being taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital.
Busquets cleared to play
Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets has been given the medical all-clear ahead of Sunday's El Clasico against Real Madrid at the Camp Nou, as his ankle injury has healed up and allowed him to train on both Thursday and Friday. Busquets was in the final stages of his recovery from an ankle injury suffered in Barcelona's second leg Copa del Rey tie against Villarreal and was unable to participate in the club's Champions League win over Manchester City this past Wednesday.
Busquets in contention for Clasico return
Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets could feature in Sunday's El Clasico meeting with Real Madrid after returning to training. The Spain international has sat out Barca's last three matches in all competitions after suffering an ankle injury in their Copa del Rey win over Villarreal on March 4.
However, Neymar - who played the full 90 minutes against City - trained alone on Thursday. The Brazil star receieved a hefty kick from Samir Nasri in the first half of Barca's 1-0 win.
Perez suffers injury in training
Enzo Perez suffered an injury in training, leaving him highly doubtful to feature in Valencia's encounter with Elche on Friday. The Argentine midfielder concluded the Wednesday training session in discomfort and following further tests undertaken by the medical department at Valencia, the club has announced Perez has suffered muscle injury in the quadriceps of his right thigh. Whilst the club haven't given a definitive indication of how long they expect the player to be out of action, it's looking practically certain that he will miss the match against Elche.
Atletico M 19.3.15
Miranda handed two-game ban
Following his red card in Atletico Madrid's 0-0 draw at Espanyol last weekend, the Spanish Competition Committee have handed Miranda a two-game ban for his actions. The Brazilian defender was sent off in the first half of the game for an elbow on Espanyol's Abraham, who subsequently had to go to hospital with facial injuries.
Atletico M 18.3.15
Atletico suffer triple injury blow
Atletico Madrid advanced to the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League after beating Bayer Leverkusen 3-2 in penalties but the win came at a price as Mario Mandzukic, Miguel Angel Moya and Raul Garcia all walked away with injuries.
Goalkeeper Moya had to be replaced after just 23 minutes with a hamstring injury in his left leg that is expected to keep him out for a few weeks. Striker Mario Mandzukic was also withdrawn after suffering a twisted ankle, while midfielder Raul Garcia has had his left arm put in a brace due to an elbow injury. The club confirmed all three injuries without stating how long each player is expected to be out for, but all three are unlikely to feature at home to Getafe on Saturday.
Cheryshev out for three weeks
Villarreal have suffered a blow ahead of their UEFA Europa League trip to Sevilla with the news that Denis Cheryshev will be out of action for around three weeks. The Russian winger suffered a minor muscle tear to the rectus femoris, part of the quadriceps group of of muscles in his right thigh. Cheryshev joins fellow injury absentees, Bruno, Victor Ruiz, Adrian Marin, along with Jaume Costa, who is suspended for the match at Sevilla.
Camarasa to miss Celta
Levante have revealed that Victor Camarasa is ruled out of next Saturday's match against Celta Vigo. Camarasa was suffering obvious discomfort last weekend at the Bernabeu, which forced him to limp off in the final minutes of the match against Real Madrid. According to head of medical services at Levante, the 20-year-old has suffered a grade 2 tear to the femoral biceps in his left thigh. However, stating that they're pending his evolution over the coming days, no clear indication has been given as to how long Camarasa will be out of action.
A. Bilbao 15.3.15
Aduriz suffers groin injury
Athletic Bilbao striker Aritz Aduriz suffers an injury to his left adductor muscle in Saturday's win over Celta Vigo. Aduriz scored a penalty in the 17th minute to give his side a lead, however, he was forced to come off in the 54th minute and went directly into the dressing room. Following the match, the club released a statement confirming the injury to the veteran striker's groin, but stated that further tests would need to be run in the coming days.
Real Mad. 14.3.15
Ramos returns from injury
Sergio Ramos has returned to Real Madrid's squad after being sidelined for the past five weeks with a leg injury. The Spain defender has been out since tearing a muscle in his left leg during on Feb. 4. Madrid has struggled without Ramos, winning only two of five league matches and relinquishing the league lead to Barcelona.
Montoya back for Barca
Barcelona welcome back Martin Montoya and Douglas Pereira into their squad for Saturday's encounter with Eibar. Montoya had been missing with a muscle complaint, but he is deemed fit enough to regain his spot and will most likely replace the suspended Dani Alves. Pereira features in the 18-man squad for the first time since November after recovering from a foot injury, which has kept him sidelined since mid-January. However, Jordi Alba joins Alves in missing the trip with a one-match ban, while Sergio Busquets remains on the treatment table, along with long-term casualty Thomas Vermaelen.