Zinedine Zidane, Real Madrid's coach, revealed the unusual affliction at a pre-match press conference on Wednesday claiming that the 21-year-old midfielder was “unable to pull his socks up due to an infected pimple”.
Zidane said he would aim to be fully recovered for La Liga match against Real Sociedad on Sunday.
The news caused mirth on twitter with even Gary Lineker taking a swipe.
Marco Asensio is out of Real Madrid's team due to an infected pimple after shaving his legs. Never would've happened in my day. We waxed.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) September 13, 2017
1956: Man City keeper Bert Trautmann breaks his neck, plays rest of match— 🐒(@AL95LA) September 14, 2017
2017: Marco Asensio out due to infected pimple from shaving legs pic.twitter.com/CoLlSAO4xX
Asensio's absence caused little damage as Real Madrid swept to victory with a 3-0 win over APOEL Nicosia on Wednesday.