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Dani Carvajal to skip El Classico due to injury

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According to the Spanish news outlet, AS, Real Madrid right-back Daniel Carvajal might be forced to skip El Classico with Barcelona after picking up a calf injury.

The 26-year-old has been ruled out against Deportivo Alaves, as he also set to skip the Spain national team encounter with Wales and England.

If the latest medical assessment turns to be accurate, the former Bayer Leverkusen man should be sidelined for two to five weeks, which would mean he won’t be able to feature in late October’s showdown against arch-rivals.

Julen Lopetegui is desperate to his first-choice right-back recovering from injury during the international break as he is already concerned with the injury setbacks suffered by Gareth Bale, Marcelo, and Isco.

Los Blancos are not having the best of times, having suffered two defeats in the past three matches, including the one against CSKA Moscow in the Champions League a couple of days ago. Therefore, Lopetegui will need all the help he can get to drive his team out of what appears to be a minor crisis.