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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 20 June 2018

Real Madrid star Dani Carvajal ruled out with heart problem

Spanish defender's name missing when Madrid revealed 18-man squad to meet Espanyol in Primera Liga game on Sunday.

A Real Madrid statement said Dani Carvajal, left, was 'diagnosed with a viral pericardium infection'. Alex Grimm / Getty Images
A Real Madrid statement said Dani Carvajal, left, was 'diagnosed with a viral pericardium infection'. Alex Grimm / Getty Images

Real Madrid defender Dani Carvajal has been ruled out of action with a heart problem.

Carvajal's name was missing when Real revealed their 18-man squad to meet Espanyol in the Primera Liga at the Bernabeu on Sunday night.

"Following tests carried out on Dani Carvajal, he has been diagnosed with a viral pericardium infection," said a Real Madrid statement on their official website.

"His recovery will continue to be assessed."

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According to reports in Spain, Carvajal could be out of action for up to six weeks.

The Spain right-back signed a two-year contract extension at Madrid this month, keeping him with the European champions until June 2022.