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Alarm bells as Madrid confirm Odegaard to undergo tests

The Norwegian is a major doubt for the key games this week and will undergo a series of tests on Tuesday after complaining of pain in his left leg.

Alarma Odegaard
Sergey Dolzhenko EFE

Martin Odegaard is seeing his progression this season hampered by injury. Today, the Norwegian player failed to train with the rest of the group as the player complained of muscular pains in his left leg which will be examined further tomorrow after a series of tests are conducted on the player. Meanwhile, the club hope that the problem is not of a serious nature with games still coming thick and fast for Zidane's men.

At this point, it appears the Norwegian central player will be absent for the Champions League clash against Borussia Monchengladbach and is also poised to miss Saturday's Madrid derby at home to Atleti. 

Odegaard and a series of knee issues

Playing with Real Sociedad on loan last season, Odegaard missed spells of the season with an ankle problem ruling him out of action in November. His problems then passed top his right knee with tendon issues even promoting calls for an operation.

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The midfielder missed three of the last 11 games of the restart following the enforced pandemic hiatus with Real Sociedad and under Zidane back at Real Madrid, suffered a muscular problem in October which saw the Norwegian out of action for over three weeks.