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Spain's Salgado suffers leg strain in training

MADRID, May 24 (Reuters) - Spain defender Michel Salgado suffered a muscle strain in training on Tuesday and will miss the World Cup warm-up game against Russia on Saturday.

National team doctor Genaro Borras said he did not think the injury was serious but the player would need a scan in the next two days to determine the precise extent of the strain.

'The first impression is that it is quite a strong strain but that there is no muscle damage,' Borras told reporters.

The 30-year-old Real Madrid right back missed Euro 2004 because of an injury to the same leg.

'It is the same zone that he injured two years ago, but it is not as acute,' said Borras who added that Salgado would need to rest for the next 48 hours.

'My impression is that there is no muscle tear and that it will be sorted out in about five days. If it turns out to be a tear it will take at least two weeks. If it is just a strain there will be no problem and he will be fine for the World Cup.'

Borras said Salgado was worried about the setback.

'He's not feeling good. He has been waiting for this tournament and has strong memories of what happened before, but medically the outlook is much better.'