To the real Madrid Bad news is piling up at this start of the season. If first it was Arda Güler and Thibaut Courtois who were seriously injured, this time it was the Brazilian’s turn Eder Militao. During the first league match, in which Ancelotti’s men beat Athletic 0-2, the central defender had to be withdrawn in the 50th minute after injuring himself in the left knee, without contact, when stepping badly, with tears in his eyes and without being able to support his leg normally. The worst omens have been confirmed: the Anterior cruciate ligament.
The white club has confirmed it it’s a statement: “After tests carried out on our player Éder Militão, he was diagnosed with a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. The player will undergo surgery in the coming days.”
This confirms the omens of Carlo Ancelotti, who in the San Mamés press room had warned that “the Militao thing doesn’t look good”. The first diagnosis revealed a sprain in his left knee, with possible involvement of the ligaments. The tests carried out this Sunday, already in Madrid, have confirmed the worst of the forecasts.
An injury of this type usually entails a Minimum leave of seven months. In the best of cases, Militao could return to the pitch at the beginning of April, but without competition rhythm and in a phase of the season with maximum demand. The normal thing is that Militao will not be one hundred percent again until the 2024-25 academic year.
Madrid’s central defenders: Alaba, Nacho and Rüdiger
Now Real Madrid will have to consider the possibility of going to the transfer market. Ancelotti is left with three pure central defenders in the squad (Alaba, Rüdiger and Nacho) and without adaptable players, beyond the fact that Tchouaméni or Mendy can cover an emergency.
One possibility is that Rafael Marin (Alaves) or jesus vallejo (Granada) return from their assignments and another is to look at the subsidiary, where Marvel He raises his hand, though it still looks too green. The third way would be to go to the market, something that Madrid will have to decide in the coming days. The first option, in this case, would be to take a look at the free player market.
Kepa, when falling
That is the decision that Madrid has adopted with Courtoiswho will be replaced by Kepa Arrizabalaga. The goalkeeper will arrive on loan from Chelsea, in an operation that will become official in the next few hours.
Real Madrid also found out this Sunday that the possibility of signing mbappe this summer he is moving further away, given that PSG have reintegrated him into the dynamics of the first team and it is not ruled out that he will be able to renew him.
Some circumstances that tarnish the convincing league debut of Real Madrid. The white box prevailed sufficiently in San Mamés, where Jude Bellingham He enthused a Real Madrid team that is in great need at this time of positive stimuli.