Spain backup goalkeeper David de Gea, who could have been in line to start vs. Chile after Iker Casillas struggled vs. the Netherlands, may miss the remainder of the group stage with an injury.
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June 15, 2014

CURITIBA, Brazil (AP) - Spain goalkeeper David de Gea has a leg injury and could be out for the rest of the World Cup group stage.

The Manchester United goalie underwent medical scans on Sunday that revealed a leg muscle strain, with the defending champions listing him as day-to-day. Spanish media reports suggest De Gea will be sidelined for up to 10 days, ruling him out of the final two Group B matches against Chile and Australia.

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De Gea recently made his debut for Spain. Captain and regular goalkeeper Iker Casillas' poor play in Friday's 5-1 loss to the Netherlands had given De Gea a possible chance to take over the starting role.

Pepe Reina is the only other goalie available to the world and European champions going into Wednesday's must-have game against Chile at the Maracana.

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