Benzema Injured!

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Ballon d’Or winner Karim Benzema was ruled out of Real Madrid’s LaLiga game at home to Sevilla on Saturday after the club said he was diagnosed with muscle fatigue in his leg.

Forward Benzema, who on Monday became the first French player to win the Ballon d’Or since Zinedine Zidane in 1998, has scored six goals in 11 games in all competitions for Real this season.

“Following tests carried out today on Karim Benzema by the Real Madrid Medical Services, he has been diagnosed with muscular fatigue in the quadricep muscle of his left leg,” Real said in a statement.

“His recovery will be monitored.