Real Madrid has had a tough season thus far due to their never-ending injury crisis, even though they have had a lot of good luck with the results.
The Merengues are already without key players like Eder Militao, Thibaut Courtois, Arda Guler, Thibaut Chaumeni, and Kepa Arrizabalaga, and the list of notable absentees keeps growing.
After sustaining fairly serious injuries while playing for their respective national teams during the current international break, Vinicius Jr. and Eduardo Camavinga are expected to miss the rest of the year.
With fingers crossed that no more injury scares will affect Real Madrid’s preparation for the final game of the break.
Hope there won’t be any more injuries for Real Madrid
According to COPE (h/t Madrid Xtra), Real Madrid is hoping the international break doesn’t take any more victims, as it was mostly responsible for the injuries suffered by Camavinga and Vincius.
Joselu and Rodrygo are the sole attackers the team has available due to the limited attacking options.
Now that Joselu has played two games with Spain, Los Blancos will anxiously watch Rodrygo’s match against Argentina and Brazil.
Real Madrid is hoping for a return to full midfield health after losing Camavinga and Tchouameni. Luka Modric and Federico Valverde both still have one game remaining, against Uruguay and Croatia, respectively.
Real Madrid is crossing their fingers that all of their defensive players will be fit to play against Austria later this week. David Alaba is set to make his Real Madrid debut in that match.
Compensation will be given to Real Madrid.
FIFA is expected to lose roughly €20,548 every day due to Camavinga’s injury that he got during the international break.
With the midfielder’s potential eight-week absence, Real Madrid could end up with compensation over €1 million.
Madrid will earn €20,548 day till Vinicius is out, which is anticipated to be for a minimum of ten weeks, as compensation for him.
Real Madrid will miss their two young players dearly and would prefer not to cope with any other injuries that could compromise their season goals, despite the short-term financial respite.