26 Jan 2013

Casillas out for up to three months after hand surgery

11:41 am on 26 January 2013

Real Madrid goalkeeper and captain of the Spanish football giants, Iker Casillas, has been ruled out for up to 12 weeks after surgery to repair a fractured bone in his left hand.

Spain's number one suffered the injury during Real's King's Cup quarter-final second leg against Valencia on Thursday when defender Alvaro Arbeloa accidentally kicked his hand while trying to clear the ball.

Casillas is set to miss both legs of the Cup semi-final against arch-rivals Barcelona and their Champions League last 16 tie against Manchester United.