Madrid - Real Madrid defender Pepe has been diagnosed with a
calf injury that could rule him out of the Champions League final against
Atletico Madrid in Lisbon on May 24.
The Portuguese international suffered the injury as Real's
La Liga title hopes were all but ended in a 1-1 draw away to Valladolid on
Madrid said on Friday that tests have confirmed the
31-year-old has a grade one injury in his left calf without estimating how long
he may be out of action.
However, Spanish media reported that the centre-back will be
out for at least two weeks meaning he will miss Real's final two league games
against Celta Vigo and Espanyol and putting his participation in the Champions
League final at risk.
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