Crocked Khedira out for two to three weeks

MADRID - Real Madrid midfielder Sami Khedira will be out for two to three weeks after damaging a thigh muscle in Tuesday's 1-1 Champions League draw at Olympique Lyon, the La Liga club said on Wednesday.

A scan had shown the extent of the damage to the German international's left thigh, Real said on their website.

Khedira, a defensive midfielder who joined Real from Bundesliga club VfB Stuttgart at the end of last season, could miss the Champions League last-16, second leg at home to Lyon on March 16.

Before then, the club have four La Liga matches, against Deportivo Coruna, Malaga, Racing Santander and Hercules.