Real Madrid have announced that Ferland Mendy is suffering from tibial periostitis.

The club has not confirmed the estimated recovery time. The Frenchman came straight back into the starting line-up for the Champions League second leg against Chelsea but has not been back in action since.

“Periostitis is not serious, it’s usually caused by overuse, overload and stress. It is not serious, but it is heavy over time. It requires rest and rehabilitation treatment. It usually takes three weeks to recover,” Dr González explained to AS.

The left-back will miss the rest of the season, leaving the weight of the position on the shoulders of Marcelo and Real Madrid Castilla player Miguel Gutiérrez.

Real Madrid’s official statement reads:

“Following tests carried out today on our player Ferland Mendy by the Real Madrid Medical Services, he has been diagnosed with tibial periostitis.”