Real Madrid confirm Casemiro has suffered leg fracture

Carlos Casemiro of Real Madrid in action during the Copa del Rey, Round of 32 2nd leg match between Real Madrid and Olimpic de Xativa on December 18, 2013
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Real Madrid confirm that Casemiro has suffered a fracture in his left leg, but have not offered a timeline for his recovery.

Real Madrid have announced that midfielder Casemiro has suffered a fracture to his left leg.

The 24-year-old Brazilian did not appear to have picked up a serious injury when he was substituted during Real's 2-0 victory over Espanyol.

However, he was left out of the team that recorded a 1-1 draw with Villarreal on Wednesday night.

Today, the Spanish giants confirmed the extent of Casemiro's injury on their official website in a statement, which read: "Following tests carried out today on Casemiro at the Sanitas La Moraleja University Hospital, he has been diagnosed with a fracture to the central third of his left fibula. His recovery will continue to be assessed."

Local reports had claimed that Casemiro, who played in five of Madrid's seven games so far this season, could be sidelined for three weeks.

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