The goalkeeper was handed a first start of the season for Los Blancos in their eventual 6-1 Champions League win at Galatasaray on Tuesday evening.
However, his night lasted just 15 minutes, after being forced off hurt having collided with teammate Sergio Ramos.
On from Carlo Ancelotti’s assessment that the injury yesterday looked to be ‘nothing serious’, early indications are that Casillas has suffered only a bruising along the rib cage.
Madrid’s initial medical report is believed to have suggested this, ruling out a break, but it has also run the line that the player’s cartilage ‘has been affected’.
The 32-year-old will undergo definitive tests on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Sergio Ramos posted the above image yesterday evening, with the message: “Leaving for home sat beside…ahem… Lol. Someone wants to kill me today! It’s nothing and he will be back soon.”
“It was a collision because I did not see if [Didier] Drogba was behind, we lacked some communication and in jumping I had the misfortune of colliding with Iker,” explained Ramos afterwards.
“These are things in the game and it is important that it is nothing serious. Hopefully he will be back with us as soon as possible.
“If he said anything then it is something that I did not hear.”
The defender acknowledged that the result gained was significant.
“It was a great victory in a stadium that is always tricky. The Champions League is different. I am very happy with the result and the team’s performance.”
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