Zidane’s midfield stopper will be out for at least a month according to the club, and could be in recovery for up to two. Here are the games he’s going to miss:
Games in the next month:
Las Palmas (a) - Sept 24
Eibar (h) - Oct 2
Real Betis (a) - Oct 15
Borrusia Dortmund (a) - Sept 27
Legia Warsaw (h) - Oct 18
World Cup 2018 qualifier:
Venezuela (a) - Oct 11
Extension to injury lay-off
If Casemiro is out for over a month it could put at risk his participation in crucial league games for his club including away to local rivals Atlético (mid Nov tbc) and for his country in the qualifier at home to Argentina (10 Nov).
Although an unlikely risk at this stage, Zidane and the player will both be aiming to ensure that he is fully match fit ahead of El Clásico… Real Madrid face Barcelona on 4 December.