Real Madrid have been inflicted with an array of injuries this season, as crucial players have been forced to spend time out of action on the sidelines.
Vinicius Jr. was one of the players who fell prey to it after he picked up an injury to his right thigh in the clash against Celta Vigo this season.
While initially the blow appeared negligible, scans later confirmed that the Brazilian star’s injury was more concerning than anticipated, with reports that he would miss up to six weeks of action.
Now, Mario Cortegana has come out to provide an update on the €150 million-rated forward’s situation.
As per the report, Vinicius underwent a medical examination yesterday, with the club looking to evaluate the progress of his recovery.
Optimistically, the results have been labeled good, but a concrete date for his return has not yet been agreed upon.
The ongoing international break allows Vinicius to recover peacefully without having to worry about missing any games with Real Madrid.
However, it is said that the likelihood of Vinicius participating in the highly-anticipated Madrid derby later this month is looking improbable.
The Merengues lock horns against Real Sociedad and Union Berlin immediately after the international break, with Atletico Madrid set to host the third game post-international break.
Real Madrid will be awaiting Vincius’ return anxiously
It is no secret that following the departure of Karim Benzema, Vinicius’ presence holds even more weight.
Although Jude Bellingham has been taking care of the scoring charts with a spectacular start in the Spanish league, Vinicius is Real Madrid’s centre-piece in attack.
In fact, the Brazilian superstar has even been nominated for the Ballon d’Or 2023 after his stunning previous campaign.
Real Madrid will be hoping to have Vinicius back at the earliest possible without rushing him back and risking a relapse.
Real Madrid very happy with future star Endrick, eagerly awaiting his arrival in 2024 – Romano
Real Madrid’s attacking unit has been crippled by the loss of Karim Benzema earlier in the summer, which was followed by the loss of Vinicius Jr due to injury.
Although Vinicius has returned, there is much left to be desired from the Madrid frontline as we progress through to the season.
Real Madrid, though, are waiting on the arrival of Endrick. The young Brazilian is set to join the Real Madrid squad in the summer of 2024 when he turns 18.
Real Madrid impressed by Endrick
Endrick has already started his preparation for his pending move to Santiago Bernabeu, having performed exceptionally well in his native Brazil this year.
The youngster is constantly working on his game, in order to further improve himself as an attacker. It has left Real Madrid quite happy and eager for his arrival, reports Fabrizio Romano.
The journalist claims that Real Madrid have been keeping close tabs on everything Endrick has been doing, on and off the pitch, at Palmeiras.
And they have received very good reports on the 17-year-old, with the club impressed by how he is putting efforts to improve himself both performance-wise and in other facets.
Despite there being some question marks over his performances, the teenage forward is starting to showcase his potential, having scored five goals in five starts for Palmeiras.
Endrick also learning new languages
Endrick is not only just working on his performance. In fact, the Brazilian is also learning other languages in order to quickly settle into life in Spain.
The youngster can speak Portuguese, but he may have to master Spanish during his time at Santiago Bernabeu.
As mentioned earlier, Endrick can already speak Portuguese, which should go a long way in helping him team up with fellow Brazilians Vinicius Jr and Rodrygo.
Even Eder Militao can speak Portuguese, which should make it easier for Endrick to adapt to life in Spain, at least for the next year or so.