Marcelo has returned to the injury list after suffering a strain in his left adductor muscle, near his groin, and will miss up to 20 days. The latest injury set-back will see the Brazilian miss the remainder of La Liga. He will miss the games against Deportivo Alaves, Granada, Villarreal, and Leganes. The Brazilian will likely be a game-time decision on whether or not he makes the squad for the Champions League fixture vs Manchester City on August 7th.
This is Marcelo’s 12th muscle injury in the last two years. Father time has caught up with the Brazilian who now struggles to stay consistently fit even when rotated with Ferland Mendy.
The injury setback may be an opportunity for young Miguel Guttierrez, who has been training with the squad since the return from lock-down. Managing Madrid detailed why Zidane thinks highly of Guttierrez and why he might get an opportunity to debut in the first team.