An Injury crisis for Real Madrid awaits
Problems arise for Real Madrid as the international break comes bearing nothing but injury news. Just before the international break, a shoulder injury sidelined Jude Bellingham, leaving him out of Real Madrid’s clash against Valencia. Even without him, Real Madrid effortlessly triumphed with a convincing 5-1 victory.
The Englishman could now see the likes of Eduardo Camavinga and Vinicius Junior join him at the treatment table. Less than 24 hours ago, Real Madrid received a setback in the form of a Camavinga injury, a report published by his Spanish employers confirmed that the player had suffered damage in the lateral collateral ligament in his right knee and is ruled out for two months.
Just when things looked bad for the Whites, there was more disheartening news coming out of the Brazilian camp as visuals of Vinicius Jr hobbling emerged during the World Cup qualifiers between Brazil and Colombia. The talented attacker was subbed off after the half-hour mark and was spotted with a worried expression on his face in the bench.
Despite the club’s release of an official injury report for Camavinga, a comprehensive diagnosis of the Brazilian’s injury remains pending. Some reports have indicated the 24-year-old has sustained a muscle injury, and if it’s diagnosed as moderate, the player could be sidelined until the end of the new year.
Assuming that both Vinicius Jr and Camavinga could well sit out till the start of the new year, this could be a major blow for Carlo Ancelotti and Real Madrid. The absence of this star duo would leave a hole in both the attacking and midfield departments of the squad.
Moving forward, the only positive for the “Merengues” could be Bellingham’s return to the team after the international break. The Englishman was first suspected to have dislocated his shoulder but later turned out to be a minor shoulder issue.
Carlo Ancelotti would find Bellingham’s return to the starting lineup relieving amid concerns about Vinicius Jr and Camavinga’s extended absence. After the conclusion of the international break, Real Madrid is set to return to action with an away clash against Cadiz on Nov. 26.