Dani Ceballos has become the latest casualty to the strenuous October schedule, with Real Madrid recently confirming his injury.
In an official statement, the club have stated that the midfielder has been diagnosed with an injury to the biceps femoris. The announcement comes in the aftermath of a knock picked up before the UEFA Champions League game against Shakhtar Donetsk.
The former Real Betis starlet was presumed to be out for a long period as initial suggestions over his hamstring injury were far from positive.
Although Real Madrid themselves have refused to offer an exact timeframe on his return, Ceballos’ injury is not thought to be as serious.
Recent reports suggest that the signs are positive, following an MRI scan. As such, the Spaniard could only miss out on a period of up to three to four weeks. In fact, he could return to action before the 2022 FIFA World Cup starts next month.
Ceballos is reportedly eyeing a return before the Girona game at the end of October. This could serve as a major relief for Real Madrid, who have limited depth in the squad and cannot afford to have players sidelined, especially at this crucial juncture.
Although Ceballos was far from a regular starter in the first team, his availability for the coming weeks could have been vital in Carlo Ancelotti’s bid to keep the troops fresh and avoid the risk of any further injuries.
Real Madrid maintain full confidence in Turkish starlet despite injury woes
Arda Guler’s Real Madrid stint has not gotten off to the start he would have hoped to have given the expectation that preceded the transfer.
Having joined in the summer after Real Madrid outbid their competition to win him over from Fenerbahce for a 20-million-euro fee, buzz was high as the winger was expected to slot into the team quite seamlessly, albeit on a rotational basis.
Unfortunately for the 18-year-old, he has been constantly marred by injuries since completing the move.
Reports have stated that after Guler picked up his third injury since his move, Real Madrid have been concerned and want to take things slow with the player to ensure he is fit as soon as possible after an injury to his quadriceps this time.
The Turk is yet to make his competitive debut for the club, and Real Madrid even sacked their medical chief in November, in light of their injury crises since the beginning of the season.
No loan deal for Guler
However, according to Fabrizio Romano in a recent YouTube video, he states that Madrid maintain full trust and patience in the youngster.
Despite his bad luck with injuries, the latest of which he is scheduled to return from after Christmas, the Galacticos have no intention of loaning out Guler to Turkish clubs despite lots of speculation of them doing so of late.
Romano states that Madrid remain firm on not shaking things up too much with the squad, and they want to keep their roster stable, including Arda Guler.
They want to extend their full support and protection to the player as he aims to return to full fitness and finally make his bow for Madrid either by the end of this month or in 2024.