Van der Vaart out for up to three weeks

MADRID - Real Madrid midfielder Rafael van der Vaart will be out of action for around two to three weeks after injuring a muscle in Sunday's 2-0 home win over Real Mallorca, the La Liga club said on Monday.

The Dutch international, who had to be replaced by Esteban Granero after only 20 minutes of the match at the Bernabeu, had a scan on Monday which showed damage to a muscle in his left leg, Real said.