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Marcelo out for three months with fractured foot

Madrid: Real Madrid defender Marcelo is facing a three-month spell on the sidelines after sustaining a broken metatarsal while on international duty with Brazil, the country`s football federation has confirmed.

The 24-year-old was picked up the injury during training and was led off the pitch by medical staff, unable to walk due to a suspected ankle knock.

However, it has now been confirmed that he has broken his fifth metatarsal in his right foot, and may be forced to have surgery.

"I`ll be back soon," he promised to reporters.

"There`s plenty of time before the 2013 Confederations Cup, and I hope to play a part in it."

Jose Mourinho is already without the services of another left-back, Fabio Coentrao, who was forced out of Portugal`s match with Russia in the first half on Friday, leaving him with a selection dilemma ahead of next week`s clash with Celta Vigo.

From Zee News

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