Thibaut Courtois might miss as much as a month’s motion after struggling an damage whereas on worldwide responsibility with Belgium.
The 30-year-old sustained a knock in the course of the Purple Devils’ 3-0 win over Sweden on Friday within the opening sport of their Euro 2024 qualifying marketing campaign. Nonetheless, he managed to play the complete 90 minutes of the sport, the primary sport of the Domenico Tedesco period and Belgium’s first sport because the finish of their disastrous World Cup marketing campaign.
In accordance with the Belgian FA, the shot-stopper left the nationwide workforce camp on Sunday in a precautionary transfer after straining an adductor muscle.
Nonetheless, Actual Madrid are anxious that the knock he sustained might rule him out of a very good a part of the season. In accordance with Spanish outlet Sport, Los Blancos worry the damage might preserve Courtois out for 3 to 4 weeks.
This might imply the Belgian keeper will miss out on a crunch run of video games for the Spanish giants, which embody a two-legged Champions League quarter-final sport towards his former aspect Chelsea.
He might additionally miss the return leg of Madrid’s Carabao Cup assembly with fierce rivals Barcelona. The Spanish aspect will play six video games within the subsequent 18 days, and the damage has set alarm bells off on the membership.
Though Carlo Ancelotti’s aspect are successfully out of the title race in La Liga, having dropped 12 factors behind Barcelona after a 2-1 loss in El Classico simply earlier than the worldwide break, they are going to be cautious of dropping additional down the desk within the league.
In the meantime, Courtois returned to Madrid on Sunday and is anticipated to endure the related medical checks on Monday to find out the complete extent of the damage.
It’s the Belgian’s third damage of the season, and he’s possible to get replaced by backup stopper Andriy Lunin.