September 19, 2023 at 4:59 PM
Real Madrid have been dealt another injury blowDefender Dani Carvajal sustained a muscle injury in training and is set to miss the next few gamesThe club has key players out with injuries, like Vinicius Jr and Thibaut Courtois
Real Madrid veteran defender Dani Carvajal is set to miss the next few games with injury. The 31-year-old suffered a muscle injury in training, and now his participation in the next few games is in doubt.
The Spanish giants have been hit by injuries this season. Thibaut Courtois, Eder Militao, Arda Guler, Vinicius Jr, Dani Ceballos, and Ferland Mendy are out with injuries.
Daniel Carvajal controls the ball during Real Madrid's clash against Real Sociedad at Estadio Santiago Bernabeu on September 17. Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno.
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Carvajal has played 90 minutes in four of Real Madrid's five games this season. Due to the injury, he will miss the UEFA Champions League clash against Union Berlin and the La Liga derby against Atletico Madrid.
The injury comes at a time when Carvajal is hitting top form. he has provided an assist this season and helped Madrid to a 100% start to the season. Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti said the defender could still play on Sunday.
“He has a strain, and tomorrow he will have tests. We preferred to give him a rest, the player is fine and we think it is not going to be something serious. He still has a chance to play on Sunday, the feelings of the player are quite good. But tests tomorrow,” via Football Espana.
Possible Carvajal replacements
Ancelotti said Lucas Vazquez will have to play in Carvajal's place. Moreover, captain Nacho Fernandez and Antonio Rudiger could also play at right-back required.
Madrid have won all five games of their 2023/24 season and would love that to continue when they face the German side on Wednesday night.
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Even without Vinicius Jr, Madrid have been able to perform, especially with their backs against the wall. They had to come from a one-goal deficit against a stubborn Real Sociedad side last Sunday to win 2-1. Jude Bellingham has been their best player so far, with five goals from five games.
Carvajal's most influential Madrid players
Naijafreshgist earlier reported on Carvajal naming the three most important players during his time at Real Madrid. He did not hesitate when naming the three players.
Those three played vital roles for Madrid in their recent dominant period, where they won five Champions Leagues in nine seasons, including three in a row from 2016 to 2018.