- Cristiano Ronaldo:The club confirmed a left hamstring injury, in addition to the tendonitis he has been nursing in his left knee. A medical evaluation is pending, but it seems unlikely that he will feature against Almería. A return for the Copa del Rey final may not be in the cards either because there are concerns he may have a small muscle tear, according to Cuatro and AS.
Manu Sainz offers a tiny ray of hope after he spoke with doctors about the possibility of a small tear. In theory it would be possible for Cristiano to play in the Copa final without problems, if he wore heavy taping similar to Gareth Bale. However, a two-week sideline is the general consensus. If that is the case, a return in the first leg of the UCL semi-final is in doubt. Update
- Marcelo: He has been sidelined since April 1 with a hamstring tear. He went in for a check-up Wednesday and appears to be coming along nicely. Marcelo was present at Thursday’s training, so there is a slight possibility he could be available for Saturday’s game against Almería, although it appears that the objective is the Copa final on April 16.
- Jesé: Marca reports that Jesé is still receiving treatment in Augsburg for a knee infection. A series of arthroscopies have been scheduled to alleviate the problem, and he could return to Madrid by the end of the week. In principle, the infection shouldn’t have increased his recovery time.
- Sami Khedira: There haven’t been any updates to his condition since late last month.