Madrid's Casillas out 8-12 weeks with broken hand
MADRID (AP) -Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas is expected to be sidelined for two to three months following an operation on his broken left hand.
After operating on Casillas on Friday, Dr. Miguel del Cerro said Casillas will be out "for eight to 12 weeks, with anything less than 12 being a success.''
That means Casillas will miss Madrid's Copa del Rey semifinal against Barcelona and its Champions League clash with Manchester United on Feb. 13 and March 5.
He will also likely miss two World Cup qualifiers for Spain against Finland on March 22 and France three days later.
Del Cerro said two screws were inserted into Casillas' hand and that the operation "went better than expected.''
Casillas broke his hand in a game at Valencia on Wednesday.