Real Madrid just published a medical report on Dani Carvajal announcing that the Spanish defender is out with an illness.
"Following tests carried out on Dani Carvajal, he has been diagnosed with a viral pericardium infection. His recovery will continue to be assessed," reads the statement.
Carvajal won't be available against Espanyol and neither will be Marcelo nor Theo Hernández, meaning that coach Zinedine Zidane will most likely have to start Achraf Hakimi on the right side of the defensive line as Nacho will play as a left back. Zidane could also start Lucas Vázquez on the right if he feels Achraf isn't ready to start just yet.
Carvajal could also miss the next two games for Spain as he recovers from his illness. Luckily enough for Madrid, there are two weeks until their next game and that will give Carvajal more than enough time to recover.