Real Madrid’s star Vinicius Junior, expected to lead their attack, faces injury setbacks while adapting to his new role.
Initially, everyone expected the injury to sideline him for two to three weeks, with hopes of his comeback after the September international break.
However, as is often the trend at Real Madrid these days, the injury has turned out to be more severe than originally anticipated.
El Chiringuito reports that Vinicius will be out for a minimum of one month, but the hamstring tear diagnosis suggests his absence might stretch up to six weeks.
Vinicius may be out up to six weeks
This situation could potentially exclude him from several crucial games in September, necessitating a need for Carlo Ancelotti to revise his plans.
Real Madrid must tread carefully with Vinicius, as he’s not had injury troubles before. Despite Brahim Diaz and Joselu Mato’s return, Marco Asensio and Karim Benzema’s departures have left the frontline seemingly depleted.
Real Madrid cannot afford to be without the Brazilian for extended periods this season, especially considering Jude Bellingham’s good form.