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.