Madrid hit by injuries to Nacho and Casemiro

Casemiro and Nacho are set for spells in the Real Madrid treatment room after being diagnosed with ankle and knee injuries respectively.

Reports suggest that Real Madrid defender Nacho could be sidelined for two months.   -  Getty Images

Real Madrid confirmed defender Nacho Fernandez has suffered a ligament injury to his right knee in the 4-2 win at Celta Vigo on Sunday, while Casemiro sprained his right ankle.

The club has not provided a timetable for the recovery of either player but reports in Spain suggest Nacho is facing two months out and Casemiro will be sidelined for a minimum of three weeks.

Casemiro was unable to see out the first half, while Nacho was replaced by Marco Asensio in the 71st minute with at Balaidos.

The loss of another defender will be a blow for interim head coach Santiago Solari, with Marcelo, Raphael Varane, Dani Carvajal and Jesus Vallejo still out of commission.

However, Solari will hope to have Isco back to full fitness after he underwent an operation to treat acute appendicitis in September.

Madrid returns to action when it travels to Eibar in La Liga on November 24.

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