Real Madrid’s Varane out for 1 month due to injury

Madrid, Feb 24 (IANS) Real Madrid on Friday announced that defender Rafael Varane is suffering from a hamstring injury.

The French defender was injured on Wednesday in the postponed La Liga match against Valencia at the Mestalla, where Los Blancos lost 1-2, reports Efe.

After undergoing a MRI on Friday to assess his condition, Varane was diagnosed with “a grade 2 muscle strain in his left hamstring”, Real Madrid said.

The defender will be off the field for between three to four weeks to recover and miss the second leg of Champions League’s last 16 against Napoli on March 7, as well as La Liga games against Villarreal, Las Palmas and Real Betis.

–IANS

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