Problems at Real Madrid continue to mount up, with Luka Modric and Alvaro Morata failing to train with the rest of their teammates on Thursday morning (29 September). Casemiro and Marcelo also missed the workout ahead of Sunday's La Liga game with Eibar, but the Brazilian left-back was able to do some light running on the pitch as he continues to step up his rehabilitation.
The Champions League winners have had a week to forget, with three consecutive draws against Villarreal, Las Palmas and Borussia Dortmund bringing an abrupt holt to the sensation start to the campaign that saw them win six on the trot.
Matters will not be helped by the number of injuries to key players Zinedine Zidane has had to deal with in recent days.
Casemiro was diagnosed with a fracture to the central third of his left fibula last week, with reports suggesting the Real Madrid midfielder could be out of action for two months. This was a particular blow for Zidane as the club have no other specialist in Casemiro's position to provide back-up. The club are yet to win a game since the player was ruled out of action.
Marcelo also missed the draws with Las Palmas and Dortmund after going down with a muscle strain in the game with Villarreal. The left-back is expected to return to action after the forthcoming international break, and undertook some training on his own during the Thursday workout.
"Marcelo, who is still in the process of recovery, ran alone out on the pitch in a session that saw nine of the ten outfield players that played at the Signal Iduna Park complete a recovery session," Real Madrid confirmed after Zidane's side returned to training.
Casemiro, as expected, also missed workout, but the big news was the absences of Modric and Morata. The Croatian midfielder played the full 90 minutes against Dortmund while the Spanish number nine came on in the final minutes of the game to replace Karim Benzema.
"Modric, Casemiro and Morata trained using the indoor facilities," Real Madrid confirmed, failing to reveal the reasons behind their absences.
It is uncertain whether Modric and Morata will be available for the visit of Eibar on Sunday, which will be the last La Liga game before the international break.