Real Madrid’s Marco Asensio ruled out with thigh injury

Real Madrid midfielder Marco Asensio will be out of action for sometime after suffering a thigh injury in his side’s 3-1 win over Kashima Antlers in the semifinal of the Fifa Club World Cup.

The club revealed on Friday morning that the player has a grade II muscle strain in the right quadricep and that they are evaluating the situation.

It is unclear how long Asensio will be out for but the 22-year-old will definitely miss the final against hosts Al Ain on Saturday.

The Spain international could potentially not return to action until at least January 3 when Madrid face Villarreal in LaLiga.

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