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Official: Real Madrid defender picks up thigh injury, out for three weeks

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Real Madrid’s injury crisis in defence has gotten worse over the season as David Alaba picked up an ACL injury last month against Villarreal, ruling him out for the rest of the season, and possibly the 2024 Euros.

Eder Militao and Thibaut Courtois are already out for the rest of the campaign, as well, while Daniel Carvajal and Ferland Mendy have picked up injuries at a few points this season.

Lucas Vazquez is the latest entry into this list, with Real Madrid officially confirming an injury to the semi-tendinous muscle of his right thigh. The evolution of his recovery will determine his return.

However, El Chiringuito TV has reported that he will be sidelined for three weeks, at least. This means he will not travel to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia with the team for the Spanish Super Cup.

Los Blancos will take on Atletico Madrid in the semi-finals, and then one of Barcelona or Osasuna in the finals if they qualify.

Before that, though, they have to make the trip to Aranda de Duero tomorrow to take on Arandina CF in the Copa del Rey round of 32.

Toni Kroos is also missing from the squad list for this game due to ankle discomfort, while Carlo Ancelotti has chosen not to call up Aurelien Tchouameni to rest him for future games.

Vazquez, meanwhile, has been replaced by Vinicius Tobias, who is expected to start the game, with Daniel Carvajal in need of rest immediately after his injury.

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France manager talks Kylian Mbappe to Real Madrid, Tchouameni injury

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After unveiling the final squad for France for the upcoming European Championship, coach Didier Deschamps appeared in front of the media to discuss the nation’s preparations for the tournament.

Deschamps was notably asked about Kylian Mbappe and his potential move to Real Madrid in the coming summer.

Deschamps on Mbappe announcement

When asked when Real Madrid may announce the signing of Mbappe, the French coach replied (h/t L’Equipe), “They will decide when it’s time to make it official. As far as possible, I will adapt to the squad.”

This comes on the back of earlier reports which claim that Real Madrid are desperate to announce the signing of Mbappe before the start of Euro 2024.

Mbappe might become a Real Madrid player before the start of Euro 2024 (Photo by FRANCK FIFE/AFP via Getty Images)

The coveted tournament begins June 14, though France’s opening game is on June 18 as they take on Austria in the city of Dusseldorf.

Deschamps also dismissed concerns over Mbappe’s form, stating, “You don’t find Kylian Mbappé in good shape? He only scored 44 goals in the season. It’s true that he could have done better.”

Deschamps on Tchouameni’s fitness

As things stand, a total of three Real Madrid players are a part of the France squad for the European Championship.

One of them is Aurelien Tchouameni, who picked up a knock earlier this month which could keep him out of the upcoming Champions League final.

Deschamps, though, is not worried about his fitness and is hopeful of having the midfielder back for the Euros.

“Tchouaméni? I’m not worried. The deadline is too short for the UCL final but for the Euro it’s more than doable,” he said.

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