Madrid’s Xabi Alonso has surgery on broken foot
Real Madrid says midfielder Xabi Alonso has undergone surgery on
a broken bone in his right foot.
Madrid did not indicate how long the Spanish international is
expected to be out.
Alonso’s backup, new signing Asier Illarramendi, is also
The 31-year-old Alonso underwent surgery in the offseason on his
back, causing him to miss the Confederations Cup with Spain,
Madrid’s preseason and its Spanish league opener last Sunday.
World champion Spain faces a World Cup qualifier against Finland
on Sept. 6.