Real Madrid dealt fresh blow as Vinicius Jr. injury update surfaces

An update on the wellbeing of Real Madrid star Vinicius Jr. has come to the fore on Sunday evening.

And the news will no doubt come as a major source of concern for supporters of Los Blancos.

For those who may have missed it, wide-man Vinicius sent alarm bells ringing across the Spanish capital a little over 48 hours ago.

This came upon the Brazilian international being forced into a premature departure from Real’s La Liga meeting with Celta Vigo.

En route to a hard-fought 1-0 win, Vinicius lasted just 15 minutes, before hobbling off, after attempting to run off what appeared to be a leg problem.

Ensuing updates proved something of a mixed bag, amid an anxious wait for a definitive diagnosis on the 23-year-old.

But, if the latest word stemming from the Spanish media late on Sunday is anything to go by, then those of a Real persuasion should perhaps prepare themselves for the worst.

As per a report from Diario AS, Vinicius’ injury has proven to be ‘more serious’ than was initially thought.

He has therefore been pencilled in for an MRI on Monday, at which point it will become clear just how long Carlo Ancelotti is set to be without his attacking talisman.

This, of course, comes with both Thibaut Courtois and Eder Militao already sidelined long-term.

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.

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