Altogether contradictory claims have surfaced in the Spanish media on Friday, regarding the wellbeing of Real Madrid star Karim Benzema.
The name of hitman Benzema, of course, has taken its place centre stage in the headlines over the course of the last 48 hours.
This comes after the French international saw his individual efforts over the course of a scintillating year aptly recognised by means of a first-ever Ballon d’Or trophy.
Real Madrid’s return to action this weekend, as a result, had been pencilled in as a fresh opportunity to celebrate the club’s captain and star attacker.
Word of concern regarding Benzema’s fitness therefore could not have arrived at a worse time, this afternoon.
Such claims were pushed by Spanish outlet Relevo, who pointed towards the veteran striker as having limped out of training with an injury problem:
Ensuing reports over the course of the last couple of hours, though, have acted as a source of relief for the Blancos faithful.
This comes with the reliable Arancha Rodriguez, as well as others, having assured that, in fact, Benzema is fit and ready to feature from the off this weekend.
Carlo Ancelotti’s troops are set to act as hosts on Saturday night, hopeful of adding to their advantage atop the La Liga table courtesy of a Bernabeu showdown with struggling Sevilla.