Real Madrid CF midfielder Xabi Alonso will be out for several weeks after he suffered a broken metatarsal in his right foot during training.
The 31–year-old Spanish international picked up the injury on Wednesday and medical tests confirmed a fracture to the fifth metatarsal of his right foot. Having been in the final stages of recovery from a groin problem which ruled him out of the FIFA Confederations Cup, Alonso will now miss the start of the UEFA Champions League. Fellow midfielder Marcelo was out for three months with a similar problem last season.
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