Real Madrid fans will have to wait with baited breath on news of Marcelo’s injury with the club set issue a statement as to the full extent of the trauma on Friday.
The Brazilian picked up a muscular injury in the 70th minute during their 1-0 defeat to Real Betis whilst trying to avoid contact with goalkeeper Adan.
Recent test results have revealed that the 29-year-old damaged his left leg although Los Blancos have yet to confirm how long he will be sidelined for.
The timing could not have been any worse for a struggling Madrid side who are currently seven points off the pace and lost fellow left-back Theo Hernandez just days earlier at the Estadio Anoeta to a shoulder injury. It follows a dreadful September in which Karim Benzema was the first to fall, suffering a hamstring injury in their first week back following the international break against Levante.
In the following match, Mateo Kovacic succumbed to a muscular problem during their 3-0 win over APOEL Nicosia with the Croatian playmaker not expected to return for another eight weeks.