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Madrid's Albiol ruled out for five weeks

Published: Thursday 19 August 2010, 11.05CET
Coach José Mourinho's injury problems at Real Madrid CF continue to mount after Spain defender Raúl Albiol was sidelined for about five weeks with a badly sprained right ankle.

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Published: Thursday 19 August 2010, 11.05CET

Madrid's Albiol ruled out for five weeks

Coach José Mourinho's injury problems at Real Madrid CF continue to mount after Spain defender Raúl Albiol was sidelined for about five weeks with a badly sprained right ankle.

Real Madrid CF defender Raúl Albiol will miss his team's opening UEFA Champions League group stage fixture after suffering a badly sprained right ankle.

The 24-year-old Spanish international picked up the knock during Tuesday's pre-season friendly draw at R. Standard de Liège and faces up to five weeks on the sidelines. The news will come as a blow to Madrid coach José Mourinho who has already lost attacker Kaká for four months with a knee problem, while defenders Pepe (calf) and Ezequiel Garay (knee) are struggling to be fit for Los Merengues' Liga opener away to RCD Mallorca on 29 August.

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