Real Madrid superstar could miss derby vs Atletico

Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid. (Photo by Visionhaus)
Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid. (Photo by Visionhaus) /

Real Madrid’s biggest issue right now is their long injury list. The club are missing some of their most important players at the moment. Eder Militao and Thibaut Courtois both tore their ACLs and might not even return to action this season. Arda Guler had to undergo surgery before he had ever played for Los Blancos. And Vinicius Jr is out of action now as well.

Jude Bellingham has done a fantastic job cropping up with goals when the team need him the most and has even equalled one of Cristiano Ronaldo’s records. One cannot expect him to carry the goalscoring burden of Real Madrid on his own in every match though, especially the big ones coming up.

Unfortunately, it is hard to see another reliable source of goals at the moment. That is why Vinicius returning from injury quickly is very important.

Unfortunately, it looks like the Brazilian will be out for a while. And he might end up missing the derby against Atletico Madrid later this month.

Real Madrid superstar could miss derby vs Atletico

As tweeted out by Jorge C Picon, this week Vinicius will undergo new tests in Valdebebas to evaluate the evolution of his injury. The recovery is going well, but it’s too soon to tell if he’s going to be in the Derby or not. In fact, it is still difficult for him to play against Atletico Madrid.

Thus, it is looking likely that Vinicius will miss out against Atletico Madrid. And that is a major loss for Carlo Ancelotti’s side without a doubt.

Vinicius might not have been at his usual best, playing in a new role this season, as part of a front-two. There is no doubt about his quality though. And he also has a habit of rising up to the occasion and delivering in big games.

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