- Toni Kroos impressed as Real Madrid beat PSG 3-1 on Wednesday evening
- But he has suffered a sprain to the exterior lateral ligament in his left knee
- That means the midfielder is likely to be left on the sidelines for several weeks
Toni Kroos is a major doubt for Real Madrid’s second-leg against PSG after suffering a sprain to his knee.
The Germany international featured in Real’s 3-1 win against the French league leaders, helping them recover from an early set-back and gain an advantage in their Champions League last-16 tie.
But it looks like he will be on the treatment table for at least a few weeks after Real’s medical department carried out tests on him.
Toni Kroos could miss Real Madrid’s visit to the Parc des Princes after picking up a knock
Tests were carried out on midfielder Kroos and diagnosed him with a strain to a knee ligament
They have diagnosed him with a sprain to the exterior lateral ligament in his left knee.
The injury will come as a serious blow to manager Zinedine Zidane, who needs to keep progressing in the Champions League to keep hold of his job.
Real have struggled this season and the only trophy they still have a hope of winning is the Champions League — which they have captured in each of the previous two campaigns.
It will come as a huge blow to Madrid, who need to win the Champions League this season
Kroos threw his support behind Zidane on Thursday evening, pointing to his trophy record.
‘In a team like Real Madrid, arguments always arise when things are not going well,’ Kroos said, via Marca.
‘Zidane has won eight titles in two years, that’s more than enough.
‘We have gone through a difficult phase, but in recent weeks we have raised our level and I am confident that we will be very successful going forward.’