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Xabi Alonso breaks bone in right foot

Xabi-AlonsoBig blow for Real Madrid as they have announced that Real abi Alonso has broken the fifth metatarsal bone in his right foot during training.

A statement on the Real Madrid web site said simply:

X-rays taken by Real Madrid Sanitas medical services have revealed that Real Madrid’s player Xabi Alonso fractured the fifth metatarsal in his right foot today.

Alonso, who was getting ready to return to action after undergoing surgery on a nagging groin injury in June, is expected to be out for up to three months.

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti has plenty of cover in the midfield holding role that Alonso has occupied since arriving from Liverpool, with Luka Modric and Sami Khedira plus new signings Casemiro and Asier Illarramendi.

Alonso is in the last year of his contract with Real and this injury with no signs that Real are willing to offer him an extension.