Real Madrid will be without goalkeeper Keylor Navas, midfielder James Rodriguez and vice-captain Marcelo for Sunday's La Liga meeting with Alaves.
It is believed that the trio are simply being rested ahead of a difficult run of matches for the league leaders, who face Leganes, Atletico Madrid and a Champions League quarter-final first leg against Bayern Munich after Sunday's encounter.
Zinedine Zidane confirmed earlier on Saturday that captain Sergio Ramos would also be given a rest after his exertions for Spain.
"We have a lot of games this month," Zidane said. "We are going to need all the players and we are ready for the final stretch.
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