Real Madrid issued an official statement this afternoon, Friday, regarding the injury to their goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga, who joined their ranks during the last summer transfer window on loan from Chelsea.
Kepa was injured during the warm-up for the Royals’ 3-0 win against visiting Sporting Braga last Wednesday in the fourth round of the Champions League group stage and was replaced by his Ukrainian teammate Andrey Lunin.
Real Madrid said in a statement: “Following an examination by the medical staff of our player Kepa Arrizabalaga, he was diagnosed with an injury to the adductor longus muscle of the right thigh.”
Real Madrid have not specified the length of their goalkeeper’s absence, but AS reported that Kepa will be out for up to three weeks.
Thus, Kepa is expected to miss matches against Valencia, Cadiz, Napoli and Granada in the local La Liga and European Champions League.
Kepa Arrizabalaga (29) joined Real Madrid in the last summer transfer window, joining on loan from Chelsea until the end of the season to compensate for the absence of Belgian Thibaut Courtois, who suffered a torn cruciate ligament.