Benzema ruled out for Real with hamstring injury

Karim Benzema has suffered a hamstring strain, which could ultimately rule him out for Real Madrid's next five games.

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema might be out of action for close to three weeks.   -  Getty Images

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema could be out of action for up to three weeks after suffering a hamstring strain.

The Frenchman did not feature in Madrid's training session on Saturday and underwent a medical examination instead.

Madrid's tests subsequently confirmed a hamstring problem, and while the club has not released a timescale for his return, reports suggest he is expected to be out for between two to three weeks - a period that would potentially take in five games across the Copa del Rey and La Liga.