Real Madrid player Marcelo sustained a post-traumatic cervicodorsal injury, the club confirmed on Monday.
"After the tests carried out today on our player Marcelo by the Real Madrid Medical Services, he has been diagnosed with a post-traumatic cervicodorsal injury. His recovery will continue to be assessed," the club said in a statement.
Owing to the injury, it is unlikely that the 31-year-old will feature in the club's Champions League opener slated to take place on September 19.
Real Madrid will compete against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League opener.
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