The first tests have not shown an injury to Militao, who will be examined again tomorrow
The resounding (0-3) and colorful victory of Real Madrid against Celtic to open the way to the Champions League, the sixth of six possible so far this season, left a bad taste in the mouth of the physical problems of Karim Benzema and Eder Military. Both have come to Valdebebas today, with hopeful news.
According to the report published by the club, the striker has an “injury to the semitendinous muscle and an overload in the quadriceps, both in the right thigh.” With pain although without affectation in the meniscus of the knee of that same leg as well, the duel against Mallorca, the visit of Leipzig, the derby in the Metropolitan and the national team break with France will be lost. The goal is to reappear against Osasuna on October 2.
Before knowing these details, the white expedition had landed around 05:00 in Spain, giving Carlo Ancelotti a rest day to his squad, with which he is very satisfied. The eyes were mostly directed towards Benzema, who, although he contemplated waiting until Thursday, when he woke up he went to take an exam at the sports city
The striker had to be replaced half an hour into the match as he felt limp. The club reported after the break that it was due to discomfort, without specifying as a precaution the area and scope of the same, and sources from the locker room explained after the match that the matter was specifically in the knee. Meanwhile, on the 9th, as can be seen in the video by Miguel Ángel Toribio, from Radio MARCA, he was not very happy.
Although there was some optimism, the same sources commented that the doctors preferred not to be categorical and that they advised caution. In this line, the most sensible way to proceed was not to pronounce until the result of the new explorations. At Real Madrid, by the way, they did not rule out that the next Ballon d’Or take advantage of their right not to provide details about the injury. The diagnosis, of minor importance, has left the event little more than a scare, since it could have been worse.
Militao, meanwhile, was changed at the break. The Brazilian had limped due to a muscular mishap in his left leg and Ancelotti, who explained that he was confident that it would not be a big deal, preferred not to risk it, faithful to his policy of acting in these situations. The idea with the central defender was that tests be done on Thursday, but he has preferred to bring them forward to today. He has not seen a specific injury, although tomorrow he will have an MRI. The plan now is for him to rest against Mallorca, but it will depend on his evolution.