Vinicius Jr, the Brazilian forward for Real Madrid, is expected to be out of action for a considerable amount of time due to a hamstring injury. During Brazil’s World Cup qualifying match against Colombia, the 23-year-old had to be substituted after assisting Gabriel Martinelli’s goal. As a result, he was unable to participate in Brazil’s following qualifier against Argentina and had to go back to Spain for medical treatment.
Post-match, Vinicius mentioned that he believed this injury was a reoccurrence of the same one that had sidelined him for a month before. He expressed his belief that the injury he sustained is similar to the previous one. He received a blow and experienced the discomfort afterwards. Further examinations will be conducted to determine the exact nature of the injury.
However, Real Madrid has confirmed that Vinicius has suffered a muscle tear, specifically in the femoral biceps, with involvement of the distal tendon in his left leg. The seriousness of the injury has resulted in reports suggesting that the Brazilian is unlikely to make a comeback until the beginning of the New Year.
Vinicius has been in exceptional form for Los Blancos this season, scoring six goals and providing four assists in 13 matches across all competitions. In a recent match against Valencia prior to the international break, he delivered an exceptional performance, scoring two goals in a 5-1 victory.
Regrettably for Real Madrid, Vinicius now joins a growing list of players who are sidelined due to injuries. Eduardo Camavinga, Kepa, Aurelien Tchouameni, Thibaut Courtois, and Eder Militao are all currently unavailable due to various injuries. Additionally, Jude Bellingham had to withdraw from the England squad because of a shoulder injury.
The absence of Vinicius will undoubtedly be a setback for Carlo Ancelotti’s team as they strive to maintain their position in La Liga. Real Madrid, who are currently in the second position, trailing Girona by only two points, will have to depend on the depth of their squad in order to handle the absence of important players. The upcoming months will serve as a trial for their determination and capacity to adjust.