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BREAKING: Morata to miss a month with hamstring injury

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The attacker will miss the Madrid derby and also El Clasico

Deportivo Alaves v Real Madrid CF - La Liga Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata will be out of the field at least one month after pulling his right hamstring during this FIFA break. Here's Real Madrid's report.

After tests carried out on our player Álvaro Morata at the Sanitas La Moraleja University Hospital prior to the training session held today, Wednesday, he has been diagnosed with a grade 2 muscle injury in his right hamstring. His recovery will continue to be assessed.

This means that Morata will be forced to miss the upcoming Madrid derby and also El Clasico against Barcelona. He will also be out for the Champions League matches against Sporting Portugal and Borussia Dortmund. The attacker could be back for the FIFA Club World Cup if he manages to recover in time, but hamstring injuries are always tricky and Madrid will not rush him.

Karim Benzema is still recovering from a small injury so coach Zinedine Zidane has a problem with his strikers all of a sudden.