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Kroos’ thigh injury worsens Real Madrid’s situation

Real Madrid midfielder Toni Kroos has an adductor tear in his left thigh, and will be out for three weeks for the European champions.

The Germany international was injured during Real Madrid’s 2-0 home defeat by Real Sociedad on Saturday which left his side fifth in La Liga, 10 points behind leaders FC Barcelona.

“(Kroos) has been diagnosed with a grade two tear of the adductor muscle in his left leg. His recovery will be monitored,” the club said in a statement.

Kroos is set to miss the Copa del Rey last 16 games against Leganes, plus La Liga matches with Real Betis, Sevilla and Espanyol.

Real Madrid, who were whistled off by their fans at a half-empty Santiago Bernabeu on Sunday, are already without the injured Gareth Bale, Marcos Llorente, Marco Asensio and Mariano Diaz.

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About Lanre Oyetade

A multiple award winner in Economics and business journalism, Lanre Oyetade has served close to two decades in the media industry, spanning different notable stables, where he is privileged to have risen to the position of a title editor. A masters degree holder in Economics from the University of Lagos and doctoral student at the Babcock University, he is a winner of the prestigious NMMA Capital Market Award for two consecutive years (2004 & 2005), and was also a nominee for the body’s banking and finance and money market awards for two years. In 2013, he also won the Most Outstanding Business-Reporting Title Editor award of the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN). A minister in the LORDS’s vineyard, he has been an inspirational speaker and resource person at many corporate and religious fora since early 2004, and has so far authored three books on the capital market; on personal effectiveness, and on personal finance, in 2008 and 2014, respectively.