January 7, 2019 / 10:39 PM / 6 months ago

Kroos thigh injury adds to Real Madrid problems

FILE PHOTO: Toni Kroos (Real), DECEMBER 22, 2018 - Football / Soccer : FIFA Club World Cup UAE 2018 final match between Real Madrid CF 4-1 Al-Ain FC at the Zayed Sports City Stadium in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Mutsu Kawamori/AFLO)

MADRID (Reuters) - Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos has an adductor tear in his left thigh, the European champions said on Monday, and according to Spanish media reports will be out for three weeks.

The Germany international was injured during Real’s 2-0 home defeat by Real Sociedad on Saturday which left his side fifth in La Liga, 10 points behind leaders Barcelona.

“(Kroos) has been diagnosed with a grade two tear of the adductor muscle in his left leg. His recovery will be monitored,” said Madrid in a statement.

Kroos is set to miss the Copa del Rey last 16 games against Leganes plus Liga matches with Real Betis, Sevilla and Espanyol.

Madrid, who were whistled off by their fans at a half-empty Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday, are already without the injured Gareth Bale, Marcos Llorente, Marco Asensio and Mariano Diaz.

Reporting by Rik Sharma; editing by Ken Ferris

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