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Real Madrid's Keylor Navas could miss Tottenham Champions League clash

Real Madrid goalkeeper Keylor Navas could miss Saturday's game at Getafe after suffering a strain in his right leg while away on international duty, the club have confirmed. Navas could also be sidelined for Tuesday's Champions League match at home to Tottenham.

Costa Rica international Navas suffered the injury during the draw with Honduras on Saturday that clinched their place at the World Cup.

He was released from the squad ahead of Tuesday's game against Panama, and Costa Rica doctor Alejandro Ramirez told his federation's official website: "After the game against Honduras, Keylor felt an issue in his right leg.

"A series of tests were carried out which showed he had a soft tissue strain in his right hamstring muscle."

Real confirmed the injury after an assessment of their own on Wednesday in a statement that read: "After the tests carried out this afternoon on our player, Keylor Navas, at the Sanitas La Moraleja University Hospital, he has been diagnosed with a swollen adductor muscle in his right groin. His recovery will continue to be assessed."

Madrid back-up keeper Kiko Casilla now looks likely to face Getafe on Saturday.

A Madrid statement on Tuesday said: "Following his return from international duty, Keylor Navas worked out indoors.

"Gareth Bale, Mateo Kovacic and Dani Carvajal continued with their respective recovery programmes."

Meanwhile, Madrid's Germany midfielder Toni Kroos is recovering from the rib problem that saw him miss his country's final qualifier this week.

The international break has allowed Karim Benzema, Marcelo and Theo Hernandez to recover completely from recent injuries, with all three expected to feature in the squad for the Getafe game.

Dermot Corrigan is a Madrid-based football writer who covers La Liga and the Spain national team for ESPN FC. Follow him on Twitter @dermotmcorrigan


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