Iker Muniain likely to miss Spain first Olympic match because of leg injury

07/25/2012 10:17 EDT | Updated 09/24/2012 05:12 EDT
GLASGOW, Scotland - Spain forward Iker Muniain is likely to miss the team's first Olympic match because of a right leg injury.

Team doctor Jorge Guillen recommended that Muniain sits out the Group D game against Japan on Thursday after reviewing the results of an MRI conducted in Glasgow. That would leave Spain without one of its most creative players.

Guillen said Wednesday the 19-year-old Muniain should train a few more days before playing a game. Initially, the medical team thought the forward had torn a muscle in his thigh, but Guillen says it looks more like a strain.

Muniain should be ready for Spain's match against Honduras on Sunday in Newcastle.