MADRID, May 9: Real Madrid defender Pepe has been diagnosed with a calf injury that could rule him out of the Champions League final against Atletico Madrid in Lisbon on May 24. (Read: Diego Simeone ‘excited’ by all-Madrid Champions League final)
The Portuguese international suffered the injury as Real’s La Liga title hopes were all but ended in a 1-1 draw away to Valladolid on Wednesday.
Madrid said on Friday that tests have confirmed the 31-year-old has a grade one injury in his left calf without estimating how long he may be out of action.
However, Spanish media reported that the centre-back will be out for at least two weeks meaning he will miss Real’s final two league games against Celta Vigo and Espanyol and putting his participation in the Champions League final at risk.