Heinze out for three weeks

Spanish champions Real Madrid must do without Argentine international defender Gabriel Heinze for three weeks due to a leg injury, the club said on Wednesday.

Heinze sustained the injury to his left leg during Real's 1-0 UEFA Champions League win over BATE Borisov on Tuesday, which helped them qualify for the last 16 of the competition. It is the latest injury setback for Real who already have Ruud van Nistelrooy, Arjen Robben and Gonzalo Higuain on the treatment table while Ruben de la Red is out of contention due to health reasons.