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Isco adds to Real's injury problems

Isco adds to Real's injury problems
FILE PHOTO: Soccer Football - Pre-season Friendly - Red Bull Salzburg v Real Madrid - Red Bull Arena, Salzburg, Austria - August 7, 2019 Real Madrid's Isco during the warm up before the match REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger   -   Copyright  LEONHARD FOEGER(Reuters)
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, Madrid – Real Madrid’s injury worries have continued at the start of the Liga season with midfielder Isco suffering a hamstring injury.

The 27-year-old Spain international, who has featured in both of Real’s games so far, joins a growing injury list at the Santiago Bernabeu just two weeks into the new campaign.

“Our player has been diagnosed with a muscular injury in the right femoral biceps. His recovery will continue to be monitored,” read a club statement on Wednesday.

Isco joins James Rodriguez, who has been ruled out of the weekend trip to Villarreal with a calf injury, on the sidelines.

Attacking midfielder Marco Asensio is likely to miss the rest of the campaign with a knee injury picked up in pre-season.

New signings Eden Hazard and Rodrygo have yet to make their debuts due to muscle problems while back-up striker Mariano Diaz has a similar issue and none are likely to feature on Sunday.

(Reporting by Joseph Cassinelli; Editing by Ken Ferris)

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