Madrid’s Vazquez and Kovacic sidelined by injuries

first_imgIn this photo, dated Saturday, Sept. 10, 2016, Real Madrid’s Mateo Kovacic, right, challenges Osasuna’s goalkeeper Nauzet Perez during the Spanish La Liga soccer match at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid. Real Madrid issued medical reports Thursday Dec. 29, 2016, stating midfielder Mateo Kovacic will be sidelined because of injuries sustained during the recent Club World Cup, along with forward Lucas Vazquez. (Photo by FRANCISCO SECO/AP))MADRID — Real Madrid says forward Lucas Vazquez and midfielder Mateo Kovacic will be sidelined for an undetermined period because of injuries sustained during the Club World Cup.Madrid issued the medical reports on Thursday, 11 days after the team defeated Japanese side Kashima Antlers 4-2 in added time in the tournament final.ADVERTISEMENT It says Vazquez has a muscle injury in his right leg, while Kovacic twisted a ligament in his left ankle.Vazquez played 81 minutes of the Dec. 18th final. Kovacic played the closing minutes as a substitute.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliBoth players had earned a place in Zinedine Zidane’ starting 11, with Vazquez taking over from Gareth Bale after the Wales forward injured his right ankle in late November.Madrid’s next match is at home to Sevilla in the first leg of their Copa del Rey round-of-16 tie on Jan. 4. As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Coroner: Heisman winner Rashaan Salaam’s death was a suicide Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town View comments We are young MOST READ Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports EDITORS’ PICK Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Senators to proceed with review of VFAlast_img

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