Courtois diagnosed with muscular injury; reportedly out 10 days

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Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois is expected to sit out a short period with a muscular injury.

The club confirmed Wednesday the Belgian shot-stopper suffered a "Grade 1 injury in the left iliac muscle" and that "his recovery will be monitored."

However, Spanish daily Marca estimates Courtois will miss 10 days of action.

Backup goalkeeper Keylor Navas - who reportedly signed a contract extension with Los Blancos - will be called upon in the Copa del Rey against Leganes and in La Liga at Real Betis.

Marca's timescale gives Courtois a chance to return for the big fixture against Sevilla on Jan. 19.

Navas' last appearance for the reigning European champions came Oct. 23 in the Champions League against Viktoria Plzen.

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