Skip navigation
Sign up to follow your favorites on all your devices.
Sign up
NBCSports Header Logo

Spain midfielder Isco could miss Madrid Derby

UEFA Champions League"Real Madrid v APOEL FC"

(L-R) Stathis Aloneftis of APOEL FC, Isco of Real Madrid during the UEFA Champions League group H match between Real Madrid and APOEL FC on September 13, 2017 at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain.(Photo by VI Images via Getty Images)

VI-Images via Getty Images

Real Madrid already trails La Liga leaders Barcelona by a sizable margin, and ahead of a massive clash for Los Blancos the club could be missing one of its biggest stars.

[ MORE: Man United likely to sell Fellaini to Besiktas in January ]

After looking impressive during Saturday’s 5-0 win over Costa Rica, Real midfielder Isco picked up a knock against the Ticos, making his status for next weekend’s clash against Atletico Madrid questionable at best.

Isco exited the match around the hour mark after suffering a heavy collision with Ticos defender Kendall Waston, and was replaced by Madrid teammate Marco Asensio.

The 25-year-old has returned to the Spanish capital and won’t travel with his Spain national side to Russia for an upcoming friendly against the World Cup hosts.

With Gareth Bale already injured, and likely out until December, Real would be at a tremendous disadvantage against Atleti without Isco.

Real and Atletico currently sit on 23 points in Spain’s top flight, eight points back of league leaders Barcelona.