Real Madrid’s forward, Vinícius Júnior, is facing a setback as the LaLiga club confirmed a hamstring injury, adding to the team’s challenges with various long-term injuries this season.
This injury is considered more severe than the hamstring issue in his other leg, which sidelined him for a month between August and September earlier in the season.
Vinícius, aged 23, suffered a thigh injury during Brazil’s 2-1 loss to Colombia in a World Cup qualifier on Thursday, leading him to return to his club for additional assessments.
“[Vinícius] has been diagnosed with a tear in his left femoral bicep which is affecting the tendon in his hamstring,” Real Madrid said in a statement.
“His recovery will be monitored.”
“We will come back stronger,” Vinícius wrote on social media platform X.
Vinícius has six goals and four assists in all competitions for Madrid this season.
Real Madrid has suffered another blow as midfielder Eduardo Camavinga, aged 21, sustained an injury on international duty.
Camavinga tore a ligament in his right knee during training with France.
A key player for Real Madrid, Camavinga has featured in every league game this season.
His injury adds to the list of Madrid players, including Thibaut Courtois, Éder Militão, and Arda Guler, who have faced knee injuries.
Despite these setbacks, Real Madrid currently holds the second position in La Liga, trailing Girona by two points.
They are scheduled to face Cadiz on November 26, when the league resumes after the international break.