Real Madrid's Brahim Diaz suffers another injury

Real Madrid will be without forward Brahim Diaz due to an abdominal injury, adding to Zinedine Zidane's problems in attack.

The 20-year-old forward only returned to training last week having missed the bulk of pre-season due to a hamstring problem.(File Photo)   -  GETTY IMAGES

Brahim Diaz is set for another spell on the sidelines after suffering an abdominal injury, Real Madrid haS confirmed.

The 20-year-old forward only returned to training last week having missed the bulk of pre-season due to a hamstring problem.

A time frame has not been placed on Diaz's recovery.

A club statement read: "Following the tests carried out today on our player, Brahim Diaz, by the Real Madrid medical department, he has been diagnosed with a muscular injury to his right anterior rectus.

"His recovery will continue to be assessed."

Diaz joined Madrid from Manchester City for an initial €17million in January and started four of its final five LaLiga games last season, scoring his maiden goal in a 3-1 defeat at Real Sociedad.

This bout of fitness problems has proved particularly untimely, denying Diaz the chance to press his claims amid the arrivals of Luka Jovic, Rodrygo and Eden Hazard – although the latter two have also been hit with injury setbacks.

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