Real Madrid talisman Karim Benzema faces spell on the sidelines after suffering a thigh injury in the club's Champions League win over Celtic and could miss the Madrid derby against rivals Atletico
- Karim Benzema limped off in Real Madrid's win over Celtic on Tuesday
- A medical report released by Real revealed the extent of Benzema's injuries
- The French striker looks set to be out for at least the remainder of the month
Benzema was substituted on the half-hour mark of the European champions' 3-0 win at Celtic Park and a medical report released by Real on Wednesday said the Frenchman had injured the semitendinosus tendon and strained the quadricep muscle in his right thigh.
Real did not say how long the 34-year-old would be out for.
Karim Benzema suffered an injury in Real Madrid's 3-0 win over Celtic on Tuesday evening
Marca report the 34-year-old French striker will reportedly be unavailable until October 2
Spanish newspaper Marca, however, reported he would not return until October 2, missing La Liga games against Real Mallorca and Atletico Madrid plus the Champions League home match against RB Leipzig.
The striker also looks set to miss France's UEFA Nations League fixtures against Austria and Denmark.
Benzema was Real's top scorer last season with 42 goals, helping them win the La Liga title and the Champions League.
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