Raphael Varane will miss Real Madrid’s crucial Champions League second leg against Chelsea on Wednesday due to an adductor injury, according to the club. Read more about Raphael Varane Injured below.
Varane was substituted at halftime in Real Madrid’s 2-0 La Liga victory over Osasuna on Saturday, and the French defender is now likely to miss the game at Stamford Bridge.
In the first leg last week at Valdebebas, Real Madrid drew 1-1 with Chelsea.
‘After the tests performed today on our player Raphael Varane by the Real Madrid Medical Services, he was diagnosed with a right adductor muscle injury,’ Real Madrid said in a statement on Monday.
Varane’s injury is another big setback for Madrid. They are still in the thick of the La Liga title chase, with a crucial match against Sevilla at home on Sunday.
With four games remaining, Zinedine Zidane’s side is two points behind Atletico Madrid.
After excelling when Varane was recently absent due to a promising COVID-19 test, Eder Militao and Nacho Fernandez would most likely form the central defensive partnership against Chelsea.
Sergio Ramos is already nearing a return to fitness after a calf injury. the 35-year-old would be surprised if he was put back in against Chelsea after more than a month out.