Real Madrid's Casemiro returns to training after injury lay-off

LA CORUNA, SPAIN - MAY 14: Casemiro of Real Madrid reacts during the La Liga match between RC Deportivo La Coruna and Real Madrid CF at Riazor Stadium on M
Image: Casemiro has not played for Real Madrid since September 18

Real Madrid have confirmed that Casemiro has returned to training after over two months out with injury.

The Brazil international midfielder fractured a bone in his leg in Real's 2-0 win at Espanyol on September 18 and has not played since.

Casemiro made a long-awaited return to full training on Wednesday after Real's 2-1 win at Sporting Lisbon sealed a place in the last 16 of the Champions League, and he could make his return at home to Sporting Gijon in La Liga on Saturday.

Real won their opening six games of this season before Casemiro's injury, and drew their first four without him.

Striker Alvaro Morata and Germany midfielder Toni Kroos are still injured, while Gareth Bale has had tests to determine the extent of the ankle injury he sustained at Sporting.

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Real lead the way in La Liga on 30 points, four clear of nearest challengers Barcelona, who they visit on December 3. They are nine ahead of city rivals Atletico Madrid after beating them 3-0 in the derby at the weekend.

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