Juanfran out with knee injury

The 27-year-old pulled up in the first half of last night’s 2-1

friendly victory over Puerto Rico and later had x-rays and an MRI

scan to determine the nature of the injury.

A statement on the Rojiblancos’ official website today read:

“Juanfran has suffered a grade I-II sprain to the external lateral

ligament of his right knee.

“He will be out of the first league match against Levante.”

Further to the season opener, the injury could rule Juanfran out

of the Super Cup final against Chelsea in Monaco on August 31.