Real Madrid's Vallejo suffers hamstring injury

Jesus Vallejo picked up a hamstring injury in Real Madrid's Copa del Rey win at Leganes and will continue to be assessed.

Real Madrid's Jesus Vallejo   -  Getty Images

Real Madrid have confirmed that Jesus Vallejo is set for a spell on the sidelines after sustaining a hamstring injury.

The defender picked up the problem during the first half of Thursday's 1-0 Copa del Rey quarter-final first-leg win at Leganes.

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Vallejo was replaced by Nacho Fernandez in the 15th minute and the Spain Under-21 international's recovery will continue to monitored.

"Following the tests carried out today on our player Jesus Vallejo at the Sanitas La Moraleja University Hospital, he has been diagnosed with a muscular injury to his right hamstring," read a brief Madrid statement.

"His recovery will continue to be assessed."

The Spanish and European champions, a mammoth 19 points behind LaLiga leaders Barcelona, host Deportivo La Coruna on Sunday.

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