Real Madrid announced date for possible Vinicius injury return
The Galaticos have had rotten luck, with injuries so far this season. Thibaut Courtois suffered a serious ACL injury just days before the campaign began, and Eder Militao did similar on the opening matchday against Athletic Club.
If that wasn’t bad enough, Vinicius Junior tore his hamstring during Real Madrid’s victory over Celta Vigo on matchday three, and the expected lay-off time for the Brazilian has been set at six weeks.
That would see Vinicius back for the match against, Osasuna on the weekend of 7th/8th October, but as Diario AS have reported, Real Madrid do not want the 22-year-old to action. As such, they are hoping to have him back for the trip to Sevilla, due to take place two weeks later.
Vinicius’ recovery has been undergoing, rehabilitation at Valdebabas, and he was even spotted as last weekend’s Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix in Monza, near the city of Milan.
Real Madrid have yet to feel much, of an effect due to Vinicius’ absence, and his replacement against Getafe (Joselu) scored in that match.
Vinicius Junior’s recent injury came, as a major blow for Real Madrid. The club are already lacking in depth all over the pitch, but especially in the forward areas. With Karim Benzema leaving the club at the end of last season and no world-class replacement being brought in for him, the Brazilian is the best source of goals that Los Blancos have right now.
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Jude Bellingham has stepped up, to the plate for sure, scoring five goals in four appearances for Real Madrid so far. But other than him, it is hard to see another reliable goalscorer in the team right now.
Rodrygo has shown signs of promise, but it is still unclear whether he can perform as part of a front-two. Also, it remains to be seen if Joselu can find the back of the net consistently when given a run in the starting XI, which he should get with Vinicius out for the foreseeable future.
As reported by AS, it is not in Real Madrid’s plans to run or risk the slightest, as they are aware that an early return would probably imply a call-up with Brazil for the October break.
The key date set for Vinicius’ return, is the club’s visit to Sanchez Pizjuan to take on Sevilla. Even so, he is one of their most important players, and head coach Carlo Ancelotti will be awaiting his return.
That match will take place, on October 21 or 22. That should give Vinicius enough time to not only recover from his injury but also get into some rhythm in training before getting back on the pitch. At the same time, fans will be eager to see Vinicius back on the pitch as soon as possible.
Thus, it looks like Vinicius is not set to return for mote than a month. There will be two international breaks in between that, so he should end up missing too many games.