Real Madrid central defender Raphael Varane has suffered an abductor muscle injury in his right leg.
According to a UK Daily Mail report citing Spanish radio station Cadena Cope, the muscle injury is likely to keep the French World Cup winner out of the Los Blancos squad for at least a month.
Already, the Spanish giants have confirmed that the Frenchman, who underwent a scan at the club's Valdebebas training facility on Tuesday morning, is currently down with the abductor muscle in his right leg.
Interestingly, the France international Varane could not complete last weekend's 5-1 El Clasico bashing from Barcelona, after failing to return after the halftime break.
A performance that lead to the sacking of manager Julen Lopetegui. At the last count, Varane's injury has added more woes to Real Madrid after joining the likes of first choice full-backs, Marcelo and Dani Carvajal that are ruled out with various injuries.
Also, Varane's reserves at centre back, Jesus Vallejo, is equally down, as caretaker manager Santiago Solari looks for defence options.
The Frenchman has featured 12 times for Real this season, starting every La Liga game from the third match of the campaign.
Currently, the Los Blancos are placed ninth in the La Liga log with four defeats in 10 league matches, and are seven points adrift of table topper and rivals Barcelona.