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Calf injury concern for Madrid's Pepe

Published: Friday 9 May 2014, 12.45CET
A scan has shown that Real Madrid CF's Pepe has a calf injury that could sideline him for two weeks, jeopardising his participation in the UEFA Champions League final.
Calf injury concern for Madrid's Pepe
Real Madrid's Pepe has suffered a calf injury ©AFP/Getty Images
 
 
Published: Friday 9 May 2014, 12.45CET

Calf injury concern for Madrid's Pepe

A scan has shown that Real Madrid CF's Pepe has a calf injury that could sideline him for two weeks, jeopardising his participation in the UEFA Champions League final.

Real Madrid CF defender Pepe is a doubt for the UEFA Champions League final against Club Atlético de Madrid after suffering an injury to his left calf.

The 31-year-old Portuguese international – who has featured in all but one of Madrid's 12 UEFA Champions League games en route to the Lisbon final – sustained the problem during Wednesday's 1-1 Liga draw at Real Valladolid CF. Tests at club headquarters revealed a "grade one muscular injury", which could keep the centre-back sidelined for a fortnight. Madrid face Atlético on 24 May and lie third in the Spanish league, four points behind their city rivals with two matches remaining. 

Last updated: 09/05/14 14.36CET

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