Real Madrid have issued a surprise medical statement, confirming that Eden Hazard has suffered a “muscular injury to his right leg“.

The Belgian, who was originally included in Madrid’s squad for their fixture with Real Valladolid on Wednesday night will be out for 3-4 weeks, and could miss El Clásico on 25 October.

“After tests conducted today by Real Madrid Medical Services, our player Eden Hazard has been diagnosed with a muscular injury affecting his right leg. The recovery period will depend on how the injury evolves,” a medical report explained.