MADRID, Aug. 21 (Xinhua) -- Real Madrid midfielder Xabi Alonso suffered a fracture in the fifth metatarsal of his right foot on Wednesday morning while he was training, Real Madrid announced on their official website on Wednesday.
The accident took place at the Valdebebas, Real Madrid's training complex, and although the club has not told for how long the 31-year-old Alonso would be out, local media reported he will not play for around three months.
Another player of Real Madrid, Brazil's Marcelo, was operated for the same fracture in October of last year which forced him to miss a total of 19 matches last season.
Alonso broke his foot only two months after he underwent groin surgery in Munich last June, a fact that prevented him from playing in the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013.
He was expected to play in Thursday's Santiago Bernabeu Trophy against Qatar's Al Sadd, but he will miss this match and others such as Spain's three remaining 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil qualifiers or the first "Clasico" of the season against FC Barcelona taking place on October 26.
Alonso joined Real Madrid in 2009 from Liverpool and his contract finishes in 2014.