Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti says Jude Bellingham will not undergo surgery on his dislocated shoulder soon.
Jude Bellingham dislocated his shoulder against Rayo Vallecano in November, but he returned to the pitch after missing two matches. However, there have been reports that Bellingham may need to undergo surgery on his shoulder.
“Bellingham is working on his own because he still has to recover from the ankle injury he had against Napoli. He has recovered well,” Ancelotti said.
“The shoulder is something he has to look after to strengthen it on his own. He hasn’t had any problem to play, and every day that goes by, he is improving in that sense.”
Real Madrid’s coach did not rule out surgery in the future if Bellingham continues to suffer from the problem.
Ancelotti told a press conference: “Not right now. The shoulder is very particular. If it happens again or keeps happening, maybe, but we will see.”
The Italian coach did not confirm who would start in goal between Kepa Arrizabalaga and Andriy Lunin.
“Nothing has changed with Kepa, we still trust him just as we did. Lunin has shown character and personality,” Ancelotti said.
“The good thing is that we have both, and one could play and the other could. One could play tomorrow, but another another time, there could be rotation.”
Real Madrid has been unbeaten in their last 13 matches in all competitions. They will face Real Betis who has been unbeaten at home in La Liga so far.
“It will be a difficult game because Betis are doing very well,” Ancelotti said. “Especially at home, they are solid and well organised.
“We have to try to do our best and try to win, to continue our good form that we have had lately. The game will be difficult, but we’re confident of doing a good job.”