Eduardo Camavinga

In an unfortunate turn of fate for Real Madrid, star midfielder Eduardo Camavinga is expected to miss significant time owing to a damaged external lateral ligament in his right knee.

Camavinga suffered the injury during a training session with the French national team, when he collided with Ousmane Dembélé of Paris Saint-Germain.

Preliminary tests suggested a healthy prognosis, with Camavinga comforting coach Didier Deschamps about the state of his knee.

However, later examines by Real Madrid’s medical experts revealed the actual degree of the injury. While the club has not specified the estimated recovery time, several sources, especially L’Équipe and renowned football journalist Fabrizio Romano, indicate a two-month absence.

The injury not only keeps Camavinga out of essential club matches, but also keeps him out of national service until the beginning of 2024. The absence of the 19-year-old leaves a void in Real Madrid’s midfield, leading the club to rethink its strategy for the next matches.

Khéphren Thuram of OGC Nice has been called up as a replacement for the current international break, replacing the unfortunate Camavinga. The setback underscores the unpredictability of sports and the difficulties that top-tier football clubs have in monitoring the fitness of their best players.

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