The French midfielder, Eduardo Camavinga, is expected to miss Real Madrid for about two months, after the injury suffered with the French National Team.
It’s been a disastrous international break so far for Real Madrid.
Camavinga picked up a knee injury during a training session with France, while Vinicius Junior was also injured during Brazil’s defeat to Colombia in the early hours of Friday morning.
At this stage, Camavinga’s situation looks worse. He is expected to be sidelined for 8-10 weeks, while Vinicius’ initial diagnosis would see him sidelined for a month, a similar amount of time to when he was injured earlier this season.
It’s a bitter blow for Real Madrid to be without both stars, but in Camavinga’s case, it could have been a lot worse.
According to media outlet Relevo, when Camavinga collided with former Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembele during a training session on Wednesday, the initial fear was that he had suffered a torn ACL ligament.
Sources close to Camavinga say that “his physique stopped the injury from getting worse”, which is a testament to how the young midfielder is maintaining his fitness.
An ACL injury would be catastrophic and would be Real Madrid’s third of the season (after Thibaut Courtois and Eder Militao). However, 8-10 weeks is a significant break, and he will be absent during this period.