OneFootball reports that Real Madrid is going through a difficult time due to injuries to key players that are interfering with the team’s rhythm and depth. The club has suffered greatly over the international break as Vinicius Junior and Eduardo Camavinga have both died from injuries that have kept them out of action for an extended period of time.
The series of setbacks commenced with Eduardo Camavinga’s unfortunate knee ligament sprain during a training session with the French national team. This untimely injury is anticipated to sideline Camavinga for a span of 8-10 weeks, implying that his return might not materialize until mid-January, at the earliest. This unfortunate absence of Camavinga, coupled with Aurelien Tchouameni’s six-week hiatus, leaves Real Madrid bereft of their pivotal midfield duo for a substantial period ahead.
The woes for Los Blancos compounded with Vinicius Junior’s recent hamstring injury while representing Brazil. Initial assessments projected a month-long recovery period for the talented winger. However, The Athletic’s Mario Cortegana has revealed an extended timeline of six weeks for Vinicius’ rehabilitation, effectively ruling him out until the dawn of 2024.
This setback for Vinicius mirrors a similar injury suffered earlier in the season against Celta Vigo, albeit this time affecting his left hamstring, contrasting with the previous occurrence that targeted his right.
Real Madrid, during Vinicius’ initial absence, managed to navigate the challenges reasonably well, largely owing to Jude Bellingham’s remarkable form. However, considering the congested fixture list in late-November and December, Vinicius’ absence will loom significantly larger for the squad. His absence will create a notable void in the team’s attacking prowess and depth, placing added pressure on the squad amidst a demanding schedule.