Real Madrid have revealed the quality of the injury suffered by Isco and caused his absence from the derby meeting against Atletico.
Isco was on the bench in the Club Cup against Barcelona before being eliminated from the derby.
— Real Madrid C.F.⚽ (@realmadrid) February 10, 2019
The club published an official statement confirming the player suffered severe pain in the back and neck, which makes him need a period of rest.
The club did not explain his absence, but press reports suggested that the player would not travel to the Netherlands to face Ajax in the Champions League.
Isco does not get enough playing minutes with Santiago Solari after he was essential with Juleen Lopegeti.