Casillas suffers bruised rib
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Spain captain Iker Casillas suffered a bruised rib in Real Madrid's UEFA Champions League opener against Galatasaray on Tuesday. 

The 32-year-old, making his first competitive appearance for Real since January, was injured in the first minute when clashing with team-mate Sergio Ramos and was substituted after quarter of an hour.

Real confirmed the injury in a statement on their website, with the player expected to be sidelined for "three or four days" according to manager Carlo Ancelotti.

Casillas was making his first appearance for Los Blancos in a competitive game since January after first breaking a bone in his hand and then losing his place in the side to Diego Lopez. 

Real ran out 6-1 winners over Galatasaray, Cristiano Ronaldo celebrating the signing of his new contract with his 23rd career hat-trick.