Trio join Real Madrid's extensive injury list

MADRID, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Wesley Sneijder, Pepe and Miguel Torres were added to Real Madrid's extensive injury list after scans on Monday confirmed a series of muscle problems.

Portugal centre back Pepe will be out for up to four weeks, full back Torres for three weeks and Dutch midfielder Sneijder for two weeks, the Spanish champions said on their website (

Sneijder and Torres had to be substituted in the first half of Saturday's 3-1 defeat at Getafe, while Pepe's injury was not diagnosed until afterwards.

All three will miss Real's last Champions League Group H match at home to Zenit St Petersburg on Dec. 10, when they will be trying to overhaul Juventus at the top of the group.

Pepe and Torres will miss the 'clasico' against Barcelona at the Nou Camp on Dec.14. Sneijder is doubtful.

Real have already lost striker Ruud van Nistelrooy for the rest of the season, while Gonzalo Higuain, midfielders Arjen Robben, Mahamadou Diarra and Ruben de la Red, and defenders Fabio Cannavaro and Gabriel Heinze also missed Saturday's game.

Real slipped down to fourth in the standings, six behind leaders Barca, after the defeat at Getafe.

(Writing by Mark Elkington, editing by Justin Palmer)