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Report: Nacho Will Miss The Next Four Matches

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Real Madrid v Cadiz CF - La Liga Santander Photo by Diego Souto/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Nacho Fernandez, who filled in as Real Madrid’s starting right-back in the last two matches against Cadiz and Barcelona, left the game at Camp Nou on Saturday due to an injury in the 43rd minute.

The club have not officially commented on the state of Nacho’s injury (though, that will surely follow soon), but a report from COPE’s Miguel Angel Diaz says that the Real Madrid defender will miss the next four games against Borussia Moenchengladbach, Huesca, Inter Milan, and Valencia. That means he’ll likely be available again for Zinedine Zidane for Real Madrid’s clash against Villarreal on November 21.

Dani Carvajal and Alvaro Odriozola are still recovering from their injuries. Neither were included in the squad for the game against Borussia Moenchengladbach on Tuesday. That means Zidane will have three options at right-back in the immediate future: Lucas Vazquez, Eder Militao and Ferland Mendy. Given Vazquez was excellent at the position against Barcelona, it’s likely he’ll get the nod.