Real Madrid's Marco Asensio Misses Game After A Bizarre Incident With A Razor

He claims it was a pimple problem

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What goes on in the privacy of your own bathroom is nobody else's business. Unless, of course, you're an international footballer who's somehow managed to injure yourself in a leg-shaving incident.

This was the case for Real Madrid player Marco Asensio, who will miss Real Madrid's Champions League opener this evening. The midfielder also had to miss training this week which coach Zinedine Zidane confirmed in a news conference was because of a "pimple... which stopped him pulling up his socks."

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A pimple might sound like an innocuous reason for missing training. Have you ever had one so bad you can't pull up your socks? And a pimple on your leg of all places?

Well it turns out this was smoke and mirrors for the real story, which local press revealed was that the player had picked up an infection after shaving his legs.

ABC Real Madrid reports, "What Zidane meant is that Asensio has had a problem with a pore when depilating his legs. A hair has become infected and that has caused him a wound."

Ah, that feeling of when everyone knows your most shameful secret.