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Real Madrid defender on his way to quicker recovery after ACL injury



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Eder Militao is one of the Real Madrid players suffering from a long-term injury and was slated to miss the majority of the campaign.

The defender had picked up an ACL injury in August and was ruled out March of next year, leaving Real Madrid with a depleted backline.

Militao shortens deadline

However, in a major boost, it appears the Brazilian has shortened his deadline and could return to action by the end of the year.

This has been reported by Jorge Picon, who suggests that the 25-year-old may return to the training pitch by December.

Although the exact timeframe of his return has not been set, Picon claims that the countdown for Militao’s return will start after the Christmas break.

Militao picked up a serious injury in the summer (Photo by CESAR MANSO/AFP via Getty Images)

This could serve as a massive boost for Carlo Ancelotti. The Italian coach had to settle for limited options at the back this season, but it appears he could have Militao back in action for a significant part of the campaign.

Real Madrid’s strategy paying off?

Despite the long-term injuries of Militao and Thibaut Courtois coupled with David Alaba’s frequent knocks, Real Madrid refused to rely much on the market.

Even with a host of injuries at hand, the Spanish giants are not expected to invest in the upcoming January transfer window.

In the case of Militao, the club refused to sign a replacement and relied on the player’s quick recovery. That strategy seems to have paid off.

However, Militao still has a long way to go before he can return to the training pitch and it is imperative that he continues the pace of his recovery.

For the moment, Militao will start individual training as soon as he receives the green light from the gym.

The player will have guidance from his physical trainer Bruno Caco, who is expected to come from Sao Paulo to help him out.

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Real Madrid summer signing set to return to training soon – report



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Real Madrid’s main goal heading into the summer transfer window was to wrap up the signing of Jude Bellingham amid massive interest from Premier League giants such as Liverpool, Manchester City, and Chelsea.

Pep Guardiola’s City, especially, were ready to match and increase any salary Madrid offered, and were going strongly into the bidding war.

Eventually, Bellingham decided to join Madrid after they reached an agreement with Borussia Dortmund for €3 million.

However, following this, los blancos had to improvise a fair bit as Karim Benzema decided to leave the club to join Al-Ittihad on a free transfer. They were expecting him to continue for another season, at least, and it stumped their plans in the market.

In the next few weeks, Madrid chased forwards, and ended up signing Joselu, Brahim Diaz, and a certain Arda Guler, who was close to Barcelona before eventually ending up at the Santiago Bernabeu.

Unfortunately for Madrid, he is yet to play a single minute for the club after picking up a serious injury in pre-season. Despite being on the bench for a couple of games, Guler suffered a relapse in training, and was sidelined again.

Now, reports from Yagiz Sabuncuoglu say that the Turkish international is close to returning to team training.

Guler has slowly, but surely, been recovering from his injury, and could take to the pitch for his first minutes with the club in the next few weeks as Madrid look for solutions after a month full of injuries.

With Vinicius Jr, Eduardo Camavinga, Aurelien Tchouameni, Eder Militao, and Thibaut Courtois all out until early 2024, Madrid have relied on Castilla for reinforcements, but could do with Guler’s services in their forward line.

That said, Carlo Ancelotti and co. are expected to be extremely cautious when it comes to the Turkish international. The slightest spell of poor man-management here could make or break the youngster’s career.

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