La Liga giants Real Madrid have confirmed that their midfielder, Eduardo Camavinga, has suffered a knee injury that will keep him out of action for the rest of this calendar year.
The injury has been confirmed to be a rupture of his external lateral ligament in the right knee with the 21-year-old Angola-born midfielder planning to be back in training in January 2024.
Camavinga joins a long injury list for Los Blancos – which has been even longer at other stages throughout the season, leading to the dismissal of club doctor Niki Mihic earlier this week, following a relapse in Arda Guler’s recovery.
As well as Camavinga and Guler, Real Madrid have been without Thibaut Courtois and Eder Militao for the entirety of this season with both suffering ACL injuries expected to keep them out until the late spring.
Kepa Arrizabalaga, Dani Ceballos and Aurelien Tchouameni are all also on the sidelines, as well as Jude Bellingham, who has a minor shoulder injury which has forced him to withdraw from England’s upcoming qualifying matches against Malta and North Macedonia.
Camavinga has begun to establish himself as a key man at the Bernabeu after joining from Rennes in the summer of 2021. He began his career with Rennes’s second-team before making his first-team debut at the age of just 16 in 2021.
Whilst with Madrid, he has already won the Spanish title as well as the Copa del Rey, Supercopa de Espana, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup.
Internationally, Camavinga was a part of the France squad that reached the final of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar. He has 13 caps for Les Bleus, scoring one goal so far.
Real Madrid still have Toni Kroos, Fede Valverde and Luka Modric available in midfield but beyond that they have quite a few issues with Camavinga, Bellingham, Ceballos and Tchouameni all on the treatment table.