MADRID, SPAIN - AUGUST 11: Raphael Varane of Real Madrid CF in action during the Santiago Bernabeu Trophy between Real Madrid CF and AC Milan at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on August 11, 2018 in Madrid, Spain. (Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images)

Real Madrid announced that Raphael Varane has suffered an adductor injury, but refused to disclose how long he will be on the sidelines

The 25-year-old defender was withdrawn at half-time in Sunday’s El Clasico 5-1 defeat to Barcelona for Lucas Vazquez.

Varane has struggled to replicate his World Cup-winning form with France this season at Real along with a number of big names.

Los Blancos’ barren run of form cost manager Julen Lopetegui his job on Monday evening with Real Madrid Castilla boss Santiago Hernan Solari to take charge of the first-team on an interim basis.

However, Solari will have to make do without Varane for Real’s Copa del Rey clash with Melilla on Wednesday.

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“After the tests carried out on Raphael Varane by the Real Madrid medical services, he has been diagnosed with a muscle injury to the adductor in his right leg,” read a statement on the club website.

“The player’s situation will continue to be monitored.”

Varane has made 12 appearances for Real in all competitions this season.

Summer recruit Mariano Diaz is also a doubt with a thigh injury.