Navas be­comes Real’s lat­est in­jury ca­su­alty

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Real Madrid goal­keeper Key­lor Navas could be out for up to two weeks after suf­fer­ing a groin in­jury while on in­ter­na­tional duty with Costa Rica.

The Euro­pean champions con­firmed that Navas had a “swollen ad­duc­tor mus­cle in his right groin” in a state­ment on their web­site, but did not say how long the 30-year-old would be out of ac­tion.

He joins a long Real in­jury list fea­tur­ing the likes of Gareth Bale, Karim Ben­zema, Ma­teo Ko­vacic and Marcelo, and could miss both Saturday’s La Liga trip to Getafe and Tues­day’s cru­cial Champions League clash against Tot­ten­ham at the San­ti­ago Bern­abeu.

Back-up keeper Kiko Casilla is likely to start at the week­end, with coach Zine­dine Zi­dane’s son Luca set to take his place on the bench.

Navas re­turned to Madrid on Mon­day be­fore Costa Rica’s fi­nal World Cup qual­i­fier against Panama, hav­ing played in the 1-1 draw with Hon­duras in which his coun­try booked their place for next year’s fi­nals in Rus­sia.

Early re­turn: Key­lor Navas.

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