Update on Karim Benzema’s injury

Real Madrid‘s impressive 3-0 win away at Celtic to start their Champions league campaign wasn’t without bad news. Karim Benzema‘s forced substitution caused concern.

Both Benzema and Eder Militao faced physical problems in Glasgow, and news about their condition were expected to arrive as soon as this Wednesday.

The team returned to the capital at around 05:00, and Carlo Ancelotti gave his players the day off after a very satisfactory performance in Scotland.

Karim Benzema will miss a few games during September

Now all eyes are on Benzema though, who went to Valdebebas this Wednesday to get tested and start his recovery as soon as possible.

The forward had to be taken off after just half an hour on Tuesday due to severe pain in his right leg. The club doctor labelled it as discomfort, but didn’t specify any more.

The club has now announced that the French striker has a semitendinous muscle injury and an overload in his quadriceps, and has some pain in the meniscus from that same leg, which will force him to sit out Real Madrid’s next games against Mallorca, Leipzig, Atletico Madrid as well as the French National Team games at the end of the month.

Benzema eyes a return for the October 2 game against Osasuna.

The medical team are advising caution as things stand, and Real Madrid are considering following the path that Gareth Bale walked and not make any details of Benzema‘s injury public – as is the player’s right.

Militao awaiting further tests??

Militao limped off with a muscular issue on the night as well, but Carlo Ancelotti was confident that his injury was nothing major.

The Brazilian will face further tesing on Thursday, as the tests that he underwent this Wednesday came inconclusive.

Ancelotti plans to rest him in Real Madrid’s next game against Mallorca, but it will all depend on his evolution.