Alvaro Morata suffers bruised thigh muscle

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Madrid, Sep 3: Real Madrid striker Alvaro Morata, who was injured in the Spain-Belgium friendly on Thursday night, is suffering from a bruised thigh muscle, the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has confirmed.

Morata had to leave the pitch after 22 minutes of the first half of the game which Spain won 2-0. The 23-year-old returned with the rest of the Spanish squad on Friday and underwent an MRI, which confirmed he has bruised the muscle in his thigh, reports Efe.

Alvaro Morata in action for Real Madrid (Image courtesy: Alvaro Morata Twitter handle)

"He had a knock and he worried that he could have a muscular problem," Spain coach Julen Lopetegui said. "Fortunately that was not the case and we only replaced him as a precaution."

According to the RFEF statement, Morata's activity with Spain is pending the improvement of his injury.

Spain will face Liechtenstein in a 2018 World Cup qualifier on Monday.


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