Toni Kroos will face a spell on the sideline after Real Madrid confirmed he suffered a grade two abductor tear and will miss a series of games.
The German international will join a long list of players currently nursing an injury in the treatment table.
Kroos was substituted 10 minutes from time in Sunday’s 2-0 loss to Real Sociedad at the Santiago Bernabeu, a result that left Santiago Solari’s side fifth in Spain’s top flight.
A statement on the club’s official website reads: “Following tests carried out on our player Toni Kroos today by the Real Madrid Medical Services, he has been diagnosed with a grade two tear of the adductor muscle in his left leg. His recovery will be monitored.”