Xabi Alonso Injury: Updates on Real Madrid Midfielder's Ear and Return

R. Cory SmithSenior Writer IDecember 22, 2013

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MARCH 04:  Xabi Alonso of Real Madrid faces the media during a press conference at Old Trafford on March 4, 2013 in Manchester, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
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Updates from Monday, Jan. 6

Xabi Alonso made his Real Madrid return during Monday's La Liga win over Celta Vigo.

Alonso played for 45 minutes, as noted by Madrid's official Twitter account:

First substitution for Real Madrid: Illarra comes on for @XabiAlonso. #RMLive

— Real Madrid C.F. (@realmadriden) January 6, 2014