Sergio Ramos is also injured. After recovering from a previous injury to Chelsea at midweek, he now has another problem and will not be able to face his former club Sevilla on Sunday night.
The captain was absent from Saturday’s Real Madrid training session, Los Blancos released a brief doctor’s report on the latest crisis.
“After an examination by Sergio Ramos by Real Madrid medical staff, he was diagnosed with tendonitis in the muscles of his left skin muscle,” the company said before adding that his progress would be monitored.
It is unclear whether Ramos will be able to play for Real Madrid again with this campaign, with four LaLiga Santander games remaining.
The defender does not have a new contract with the club, as his current contract expires this summer. If he does not recover from the injury before the end of the season and if he does not recover, Chelsea’s defeat will turn into his last team game.