Brahim Diaz latest Real Madrid player to be sidelined by injury

Real Madrid's Brahim Diaz, right, has been sidelined with a right leg injury. (Alvaro Barrientos/AP)

MADRID — Real Madrid says midfielder Brahim Diaz has been sidelined because of a right leg problem, becoming the latest name added to the team’s injury list.

Madrid says tests conducted Tuesday show Diaz has a muscle injury in his thigh. The club has not said how long he is expected to be sidelined.

The former Manchester City player had just recovered from another injury picked up in the preseason.

Other Madrid players nursing injuries include Eden Hazard, Marco Asensio, Rodrygo and Ferland Mendy.

Madrid opened the Spanish league season with a 3-1 victory over Celta Vigo. Its next league game is Saturday against Valladolid.

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