Russia midfielder Alan Dzagoev, who sustained an injury during Russia's 5-0 drubbing of Saudi Arabia in the FIFA World Cup opener on Thursday, underwent an MRI, which confirmed a hamstring injury on his left leg, the Russian team said Friday.
“Today Alan Dzagoev underwent an MRI, the results confirmed a hamstring injury. [His] recovery time will be determined in the next 24 hours,” the team said via their official Twitter account.
The 27-year-old CSKA Moscow player pulled up on the pitch at Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium, injuring his left leg before being substituted in the 24th minute of the game.
Russia will next face Egypt on Tuesday and Uruguay on June 25 in their remaining two Group A matches.
The 2018 FIFA World Cup will last till July 15, with the games set to be played at 12 stadiums across 11 Russian cities.