Camavinga Out For Up To 3 Months After Colliding With Dembele During A Training: Knee Injured:
Real Madrid midfielder Eduardo Camavinga suffered a knee injury during training with the French national team on Tuesday. Medical exams revealed Camavinga has a grade II sprain of the collateral medial ligament in his right knee, an injury that will likely keep him out until January 2024.
The 19-year-old was injured following a collision with France teammate Ousmane Dembélé during a training session at France’s Clairefontaine training camp. According to reports, Camavinga had to leave the training session early due to discomfort.
⚪️ Official: Real Madrid new tests now report that Eduardo Camavinga has ruptured his external lateral ligament in right knee.
He’s expected to be out until the end of 2023, back to action in January. pic.twitter.com/qdj0CqlUiz
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) November 17, 2023
This injury comes at a critical juncture for Real Madrid, who are already dealing with injury concerns in defense and midfield. Camavinga has been a versatile figure under manager Carlo Ancelotti, able to fill in comfortably at defensive midfield or left-back. His absence leaves Real Madrid with a gaping hole in both positions.
Real Madrid confirmed Camavinga’s injury in an official statement, expressing hopes he will recover as soon as possible. But Spanish newspaper Marca suggests Camavinga will be sidelined for up to 3 months based on the grade of ligament damage. This would rule him out until late January at the earliest.
Eduardo Camavinga semble touché après un contact avec Ousmane Dembélé. Plus d’informations à venir. pic.twitter.com/q2QLNJrtFB
— la chaine L’Équipe (@lachainelequipe) November 15, 2023
Real Madrid fans have expressed disappointment at losing one of their rising talents when the team needs him most. Some criticized having first-team players participate in international friendlies and UEFA Nations League matches during the club season. The Madrid faithful hope Camavinga can recover ahead of schedule and return to boost the team.
At just 21 years old, Camavinga is seen as one of Real Madrid’s most promising prospects for the future. He has earned the trust of Ancelotti and he quickly became a key player for Real Madrid’s midfield, despite his young age. Camavinga recently signed a contract extension with Madrid until 2029, with a €1 billion release clause.
Camavinga moved to Real Madrid in August 2021 from French club Rennes on a reported €40 million transfer fee. He made an immediate impact in his first season at the Bernabeu, making over 30 appearances across La Liga and Champions League. His energetic performances and tactical intelligence earned praise from pundits and other players.
While unfortunate, Camavinga’s latest injury is not perceived as a major hurdle in his long-term development. Real Madrid and their supporters eagerly await the amazing midfielder’s return to full fitness and hope he can pick up where he left off. For now, they will have to adapt without one of their most versatile rising talents.
According to journalist Fabrizio Romano, additional medical tests will be needed to determine the full severity of Camavinga’s knee injury. While early Medical exams revealed Camavinga has a grade II sprain of the collateral medial ligament in his right knee, and he will be out for 2-3 months.
A thorough examination will give us a better understanding of his condition and a more realistic timeline for his recovery.
Romano added that Real Madrid manager Ancelotti is hoping for a speedy recovery to avoid losing Camavinga for an extended period. The Italian tactician relies heavily on the young Frenchman’s versatility to plug gaps across the midfield and defense as needed.
Spanish sports daily Marca reported that Camavinga’s knee will be immobilized for at least a week to stabilize the affected ligament before beginning rehabilitation therapy. This initial period of rest will be critical to ensure the injury does not worsen or complicate his return to action.