BARCELONA – Coach Zinedine Zidane expressed frustration about Real Madrid's growing injury list this season, after it emerged that defender Ferland Mendy will miss Wednesday's visit of Osasuna for a La Liga match.
Real have had a bumpy start to the season, with other members of the first team squad picking up more than 10 separate problems between them so far.
For French full back Mendy it is the second muscle injury he has picked up since joining from Lyon in the summer.
"It annoys me a lot because I don't want my players to get injured, but it's a part of football. It doesn't worry me," Zidane told a news conference.
"Hopefully it's just one of those small things that can happen, because games at this level take a lot out of you.