Football: Real's Xabi Alonso has torn eardrum
MADRID (AFP) - Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso suffered a perforated left eardrum when he took a knock in Sunday's game against Valencia, the club said on Monday.
"After undergoing medical tests it has been found that Xabi Alonso has a perforated left eardrum as a result of a blow received in the match against Valencia," said a club medical report released online.
Real gave no details on Alonso's outlook beyond the fact it depended on the player's progress.
Perforated eardrums usually heal on their own within two months but surgery is sometimes performed in severe cases.