Real Madrid will not risk Vinicius Jr this year

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Real Madrid are managing a host of injury setbacks ahead of the end of 2023.

Carlo Ancelotti is in constant communication with Los Blancos’ medical staff as he looks to plan for the start of 2024.

The overall outlook is positive for Ancelotti, with most of his injury list in line to return by the end of January, with France star Aurelien Tchouameni already back.

However, one player who will not feature in Ancelotti’s plans before the winter break is Brazilian Vinicius Junior.

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The Real Madrid number 7 has stepped up his recovery from a thigh problem in recent days, but the club have tried to curb his workload to avoid a possible relapse.

According to the latest update from Marca, Ancelotti and Vinicius have spoken about his return, with all parties involved agreeing against a risk.

Real Madrid travel to Alaves on December 21 before returning to league action on January 3 at home to Mallorca.

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