Pepe doubtful for Champions League final
Real Madrid are increasingly worried about the calf injury sustained by Portuguese defender Pepe in Wednesday evening’s 1-1 draw at Real Valladolid with initial tests suggesting that he may have torn a muscle, which would rule him out of the Champions League final on 24th May in Lisbon.
Pepe left the Jose Zorilla with his left calf completely bandaged, but the medical staff suggested that they wait for the swelling to go down before performing an MRI on the injury on Friday.
However, initial examinations suggested that there was a tear, which they will find out following the MRI scan, but if it does prove to be a tear, Pepe will be sidelined for the remainder of the season.
Yet, there is a silver lining, as both Angel Di Maria and Cristiano Ronaldo, who both came off injured in Wednesday’s match, will not likely miss significant time, although Di Maria is likely to be hold out of this weekend’s match as a precaution.
Cristiano, who was breathing a sigh of relief upon his return to training, will not face any time on the sidelines as Real Madrid continues to fight for their slim chance of winning the La Liga title.