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Breaking: Real Madrid defender injured after weekend’s clash against Granada




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Real Madrid claimed a convincing 2-0 victory against Granada at the iconic Bernabéu stadium this Saturday night. The triumph was overshadowed by a somber development involving right back Dani Carvajal.

As the halftime whistle blew, Carvajal found himself being substituted, marking a night of mixed emotions for both the player and the fans. The decision raised eyebrows, prompting questions regarding the reasons behind his premature departure from the field.

Tests scheduled for Monday

Amidst speculation, it was revealed that Carvajal was scheduled for a series of tests on Monday to assess the extent of his condition. Recent reports suggest that these examinations have taken place, shedding light on the situation.

Club confirm injury

According to statement from the club, the Spanish international is grappling with an injury to the soleus muscle in his left leg.

“After the tests carried out on our player Dani Carvajal by the Real Madrid Medical Services, he has been diagnosed with an injury to the soleus muscle of his left leg. Pending evolution,” Real said in a statement.

Following the match, head coach Carlo Ancelotti addressed concerns about Carvajal’s health, confirming that the player indeed sustained an injury. Ancelotti expressed hope that the injury is not severe, providing a glimmer of optimism for both the team and its supporters.

Challenges arise

Carvajal’s absence could potentially pose challenges for Real Madrid, considering his crucial role in the squad. The right back has been a stalwart in the team’s defense, contributing not only defensively but also offering valuable support in attacking plays.

As the news of Carvajal’s injury circulates, Real Madrid fans are left anxiously awaiting updates on his recovery. The extent of his absence from upcoming fixtures remains uncertain. This adds an element of unpredictability to the team’s future performances.

Return date

According to La Sexta’s Jose Luis Sanchez, Carvajal will not play again in 2023. The objective is to be back for the Spanish Super Cup on January 10.

He will miss the games against Betis, Unión Berlin, Villarreal and Alavés. He will try to be back for the game against Mallorca or in the round of 32 of the Copa del Rey. If not, then the Spanish Super Cup, reports COPE.

Huge task for Real

Injuries are an inevitable aspect of professional sports, often testing the depth and resilience of a team’s squad. Real Madrid will now need to adapt to the temporary loss of Carvajal. Ancelotti is likely to explore alternative strategies to maintain the team’s momentum in upcoming matches.

The concern for Carvajal’s well-being introduces an element of uncertainty in the aftermath of the game.

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