Spanish Primer Liga

Real lose hamstrung Sneijder for five weeks

April 19, 2009

Real Madrid midfielder Wesley Sneijder will be out of action for between four and five weeks with a torn left hamstring, the Primera Liga club said on Sunday.

The Dutch international picked up the injury at the end of Saturday's 1-0 win away to Recreativo Huelva.

He will miss the visit of Barcelona in two weeks time as second-placed Real seek to cut the six-point gap on the leaders with seven games left to play this season.