“After tests on player Nacho Fernandez, a muscle injury was discovered,” the club said in a statement on its official website.
The club has not disclosed the expected length of the player’s absence, which has been reported by some media to be between two and three weeks.
Nacho’s injury is seen as a painful blow to the Royal Club as it prepares to resume three-month standby league competitions due to the new Coronavirus, slated for next Thursday, with 11 sessions remaining will end on July 19.
Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane has used Nacho several times this season, playing only nine of 27 La Liga matches, including four, and has scored two goals.
Nacho missed a long time early in the season due to a knee injury and did not participate in 11 games between October and December.
Real Madrid begins to resume competition in the second place league, two points behind its traditional rivals, champions and title holders, facing its guest Eibar in its small stadium “Alfredo Di Stefano” (6,000 seats), which belongs to its Valdebebas training center on the outskirts of the capital, due to the works in progress to enlarge its main stadium “Santiago Bernabeu”.
Nacho became the second player in the royal ranks to be injured since training resumed on May 8, after 22-year-old Serbian international forward Luka Jovic, who suffers from a broken right foot.