There are many players who have joined the "Injured Injury Club" and it is noteworthy that most of them are first-class stars that their teams rely on or contracted this season to win local and continental titles.
The most recent member of the club is the Belgian star Eden Hazard, who joined this summer for Real Madrid for 100 million euros, in an attempt to make up for the last zero season tested by the Royal.
In a statement, Meringue revealed that Hazard had undergone medical tests and proved that he suffered a muscle injury in the thigh, without disclosing the duration of his absence from the stadiums or even expected.
For its part, the newspaper "Marka" Spanish that Hazard will be out of action for at least three to four weeks.
Real Madrid are preparing to face Celta Vigo on Saturday at the Balaídos stadium in the first round of La Liga.
Hazard joins Real's injured list, including new arrivals French left back Ferland Mende and Brazilian striker Rodrigo, as well as Spain's Marcos Asensio, who will be out for a long time with a cruciate ligament injury.
In Real Madrid, while Barcelona and La Liga champions and arch-rivals, Lionel Messi will not play against Athletic Bilbao and missed the friendly tour of the United States, which saw him play two friendly matches against Napoli, because of his continued injury in the calf. Leg (muscle of the fat).
Messi trained alone, away from the rest of the team on Wednesday, as he continues to recover from the injury suffered during a training last week.
Messi did not join Barcelona's preparations for the new season until early this month, because of his participation with his country in the Copa America, which was held in Brazil last July, but his preparations for the start of the season was quick.
Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo did not start the season better than his opponent Messi, as he missed the friendly match against the youth team (Primavera).
The Italian club tweeted through his official Twitter account, and confirmed that the Portuguese will come with the team but suffers from a slight strain in the left thigh prevented him from participating.
Ronaldo will undergo a qualifying program in the coming days, and the 34-year-old suffered a similar injury before facing the stars of the South Korean league two weeks ago, which forced him to miss the meeting.
Ronaldo's injury comes just days before the team's first league match against Parma on 24 January.
The European champions are still struggling with a goalkeeper status as Liverpool are looking forward to their Spanish goalkeeper Adrian and his ability to play in Saturday's game against Southampton in the Premier League after injury to the player during the celebrations of Liverpool after winning the European Super Cup.
Adrian suffered an unintentional kick from a fan who came down to celebrate the title.
Liverpool goalkeeper Alison Baker has been out of action for about a month due to a calf injury.
And if Adrian is not able to catch up with tomorrow's game, Liverpool will rely on veteran goalkeeper Andy Lonergan or young goalkeeper Kazimhn Kilher.
Liverpool will also be without Guinea midfielder Nabi Keita due to a muscle injury that has also kept him out of the squad for the European Super League.
Atletico Madrid have not escaped the curse, with striker Diego Costa injured in the left thigh during the friendly against Juventus earlier in the 2-1 win.
"Costa is suffering from a ruptured left thigh and the club is awaiting a final evaluation of the injury details," Atletico said in a statement.
Costa is still serving an eight-match ban for his actions against referee Gil Manzano during last season's clash with Barcelona.
In England, Premier League champions Manchester City suffered a severe blow in the absence of their young German star Leroy Sani for six to seven months.
The German international will be out of action for next week's cruciate ligament surgery on his right knee.
Sani, 23, suffered a cruciate ligament injury to his right knee during the Community Shield match against Liverpool earlier this month.
There are also a large number of players - in the top five leagues - who will be absent, and fatigue from games played locally, continental and internationally with their teams and national teams seems to be one of the reasons for the injuries to the players.