Real Madrid’s Eduardo Camavinga out for over two months

Real Madrid have confirmed that Eduardo Camavinga (21) will be out for over two months after sustaining a rupture of the external lateral ligament of the right knee. 

Camavinga’s time with Les Bleus during the current international break was short. The former Stade Rennais midfielder was injured during a collision with Paris Saint-Germain’s Ousmane Dembélé in Wednesday evening’s session in Clairefontaine. Whilst L’Équipe initially revealed that preliminary tests were “reassuring” and Camavinga himself seemingly told Didier Deschamps that the knee was “okay”, the severity of the injury has now been ascertained. 

Camavinga had further tests on Friday, this time from Real Madrid’s own doctors. The club have confirmed the nature of the injury but did not comment on the recovery time. However, multiple sources, including L’Équipe and Fabrizio Romano have evoked an absence of approximately two months. The Frenchman will therefore not feature again, neither for club nor country, until 2024. OGC Nice’s Khéphren Thuram was called up as Camavinga’s replacement for the ongoing international break. 

GFFN | Luke Entwistle

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