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Real Madrid forward returns from international break with knee issue, doubt for Cadiz clash



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Akin to an unrelenting storm, injuries have mercilessly swept through the ranks of Real Madrid.

While the list is long, the international break in particular has claimed some notable victims, with Eduardo Camavinga and Vinicius Jr. set to spend considerable time on the sidelines.

Now, the injury crisis has taken an even darker turn, with AS reporting that Rodrygo is the latest player to fall prey to injuries after he returned from the international break with a knee issue.

More worries

As per the report, Rodrygo ended up leaving the game against Argentina in discomfort, even though he played the entire ninety minutes in a match that was filled with unpleasant events.

The 22-year-old landed in Madrid early on Thursday morning, rested for a few hours, and then proceeded to Real Madrid’s training complex, Valdebebas.

He did not join his colleagues on the field, staying inside the gym because of a knock that produced swelling in his knee.

Rodrygo has already undergone some tests, but they will continue today to understand the severity of the injury. Club doctors are confident that the issue will be resolved with physiotherapy treatment

Depletions in attack

As of now, with the young Brazilian’s involvement in the upcoming encounter against Cadiz looking highly unlikely, the Real Madrid front line only consists of Joselu.

However, the news of Jude Bellingham’s return bodes well, as he is the Merengues‘ leading goalscorer by quite some distance.

Time will tell how long Rodrygo returns to action, but the game against Cadiz will prove to be a significant challenge for coach Carlo Ancelotti in terms of team selection.

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Real Madrid star unlikely to travel to London with the rest of the squad



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Real Madrid will be on their way to England this Thursday as they gear up to take on Borussia Dortmund in the UEFA Champions League final on Saturday.

The players and the staff will be on a flight to London tomorrow to prepare for the clash at Wembley.

However, according to a report from journalist Arancha Rodriguez, Real Madrid goalkeeper Andriy Lunin might not travel with the rest of the team tomorrow.

The 25-year-old Ukrainian goalkeeper has not trained for three days in a row after coming down with the flu.

Lunin has overcome the flu, but he still has the virus and there is still a chance he could be contagious.

Lunin will not travel with the rest of the team. (Photo by Rafal Oleksiewicz/Getty Images)

As such, Real Madrid, aware of the importance of Saturday’s match against Borussia Dortmund, are considering leaving the Ukrainian behind to avoid any possible contagion ahead of the Champions League final.

The goalkeeper will likely not travel with the rest of the expedition to London on Thursday and will fly alone on Saturday to avoid the risk of infection.

On Thursday, Lunin will undergo another check-up and, depending on the viral load, he could even travel on Friday. But it seems impossible for him to travel with his teammates.

It has already been suggested that Lunin would be making way for Thibaut Courtois in the starting lineup against Borussia Dortmund on Saturday. The likelihood of that has increased following the events of this week.

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