Real Madrid right-back Dani Carvajal has been ruled out of action for up to six weeks with a heart problem.
According to Marca, the Real Madrid player has been diagnosed with a heart infection and will miss six weeks while he will be treated for the infection.
The player will now not be in the Real squad to face Espanyol this weekend, with a club statement saying he “has been diagnosed with a viral pericardium infection.”
The statement said the full-back’s “recovery will continue to be assessed.”
He has previously played every minute for Zinedine Zidane’s side in La Liga this season, and the setback means he drops out of the Spain squad for the World Cup qualifiers against Albania and Israel.
Earlier this month, Carvajal signed a two-year contract extension and said he would be “delighted” to be Real Madrid captain in the future.
The 25-year-old said: “I’m very grateful to the club. I’ve been fortunate to win every title with Real Madrid, and I’m looking forward to winning them again.
“I would like that. the day that I leave, everyone knows that I have given everything for this club and that they are proud.”
With Theo and Marcelo also injured, there is a real problem for the Los Blancos defence.
Nacho could potentially occupy the left-hand side with Carvajal’s departure opening the doors to Achraf Hakimi.