The Ghanaian midfielder has suffered a minor knock that will rule him out of his second La Liga appearance for Los Blancos against Deportivo La Coruna at the Bernabeu
Los Blancos manager, Jose Mourinho does not want to risk aggravating the injury of the 29-year-old.
Essien picked the foot injury during Real Madrid’s 8-0 mauling of Columbian side Millonarious at the Santiago Bernabeu trophy match last week Wednesday.
The on-loan Chelsea player is expected to join the team for the mid week Uefa Champions League match against Ajax at the Amsterdam Arena.
The Bison made his La Liga debut last Monday when Real Madrid beat Rayo Vallecano 2-0.