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Real lose defender Carvajal to calf injury

rugby04 December 2023 15:02| © AFP
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Real Madrid right-back Dani Carvajal is expected to miss the rest of the year after the club announced on Monday he suffered a calf injury in the weekend win over Granada.

Spain international Carvajal was replaced at halftime during Saturday's 2-0 victory which kept Madrid top of LaLiga above surprise challengers Girona on goal difference.

The club said tests revealed an injury to his left calf but did not give a timeline for his return. Spanish media suggested Carvajal could be sidelined for a month.

The 31-year-old has been a regular for Carlo Ancelotti's side, captaining the team on a number of occasions this season.

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