Real Madrid will miss the services of their midfielder Isco for the trip to Sevilla on Wednesday and Atletico Madrid clash on Saturday as the Spaniard has undergone surgery for appendicitis.
Carlos Forjanes of AS.com in his column noted the midfielder could be out for a month with the issue.
The 26-year-old has been with Los Blancos since 2013, mainly seeing minutes as a rotation option. He’s also been a regular starter for the Spanish national team, predominantly under Julen Lopetegui, who took over from Zinedine Zidane at the Bernabeu in June.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure to Juventus has opened up more opportunities for playing time, and Isco has started three of five La Liga matches so far.
His absence will likely mean more time for the talented Marco Asensio. The former Mallorca man has benefited the most from Ronaldo’s departure and should become more key in Isco’s absence.
Dani Ceballos or Lucas Vazquez could also see more playing time.