La Liga club Real Madrid have announced that their defender Jesus Vallejo has suffered a second-grade muscle injury to his left leg.

The 22-year-old Vallejo sustained the injury during the club’s Monday training session, reports Efe news.

“After the tests carried out on our player Jesus Vallejo by the Real Madrid medical services, he has been diagnosed with a grade II injury to the biceps femoris in the left leg,” the La Liga side announced on its official website.

Due to the injury, Vallejo also missed the Copa del Rey clash against Leganes scheduled on Wednesday night. his absence affected the match as Real Madrid ended up on the losing side after a 1-0 defeat.

However, the Los Blancos had a healthy 3-0 lead in the first leg and will won on aggregate to qualify for the semifinals of the competition.

(IANS inputs)