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Real Madrid confirm serious injury blow for star defender

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The Spanish giants have confirmed the extent of Carvajal’s injury after Sunday’s game against Valencia.

Real Madrid have confirmed Dani Carvajal has suffered a thigh injury affecting the tendon, which may result in at least a two-month layoff.

The right-back, who had just returned from another injury, lasted only 25 minutes into his comeback game against Valencia on Sunday evening before Lucas Vazquez replaced him as a substitute.

Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane confessed Carvajal’s relapse had left him ‘worried’ but couldn’t offer any further information.

But now Real Madrid have released an official report and the results are not good.

“Following tests carried out on our player, Dani Carvajal, by the Real Madrid medical services, he has been diagnosed with a muscle injury in his right thigh affecting the tendon,” read a club statement.

As Carvajal’s injury involves the tendon, it could result in around a two-month spell on the sidelines. Real Madrid have refused to state a possible return date so far, with the club’s medical staff set to do further tests.

Nevertheless, it’s an unfortunate blow for Carvajal. The 29-year-old has also suffered two injury setbacks this season, restricting him to a mere 12 appearances in all competitions.

Eden Hazard, Sergio Ramos, Rodrygo Goes, Fede Valverde, Alvaro Odriozola, Marcelo, and Eder Militao are all still unavailable.