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Real Madrid midfielder’s injury not as serious as expected, eyeing return for Girona clash



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Journalist Sergio Santos has issued a fresh update on the injury condition of Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos and it is positive news for the fans.

Ceballos picked up a hamstring injury earlier this week, which led to him missing the UEFA Champions League clash against Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday.

It was initially reported that the Spanish midfielder is unlikely to return to action before the FIFA World Cup next month, as there were fears that the injury was a serious one.

However, after tests and MRI scans were conducted earlier today, there is a sense of optimism that Ceballos’ injury is not as worse as initially feared.

As per the report, Real Madrid were worried that there might have been damage to his tendon after scans were carried out yesterday.

But today’s scans have revealed that the former Real Betis midfielder has not sustained any damage to his tendon, meaning that his recovery time will be shorter than initially expected.

So much so that, there is hope that Ceballos could very well return to action before the World Cup kicks off next month. The reporter adds that the Real Madrid ace is eyeing to make a comeback in time for the game against Girona at the end of October.

This is certainly a boost for manager Carlo Ancelotti, given the busy fixture schedule lying ahead. Until the World Cup begins, Real Madrid are playing one match every three days and having Ceballos back towards the end of this run would help him rest and rotate veterans like Luka Modric and Toni Kroos.

Ceballos is not a regular starter at the Santiago Bernabeu but has done well whenever he has been called upon. The Spaniard has earned the confidence of the manager, although he is yet to be offered a new deal by Real Madrid, with his current contract expiring next year.

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Real Madrid veteran has ‘adopted’ Arda Guler, is mentoring him in training



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The current edition of the Real Madrid squad is full of young talents, who have shown remarkable potential in recent years.

Arda Guler is among the young players looking to make a mark in European football in the years to come.

The young Turk joined Real Madrid earlier this summer, rejecting many other European giants in the process.

Toni Kroos mentoring Guler at Real Madrid

Guler has not enjoyed the best of starts to his life at Santiago Bernabeu, as he is spending a brief time on the sidelines due to an injury.

However, Guler has not stopped working on his characteristics, as he looks to kickstart his Real Madrid career on a positive note.

To that end, the former Fenerbahce starlet is receiving some key support from one of Real Madrid’s midfield pillars in the form of Toni Kroos.

This is according to MARCA, which suggests that the German international is mentoring Guler in his early days at Santiago Bernabeu.

Arda Guler is taking special guidance from Toni Kroos (Photo by THOMAS COEX/AFP via Getty Images)

Kroos: huge ‘sponsor’ of Guler

The report highlights how Toni Kroos is a huge admirer of Arda Guler. The German had even heaped praise on the youngster from Turkey when he joined the club earlier in the summer.

Guler, therefore, is closely training with Kroos, whose years of experience, composure, and knowledge of football, could help the youngster grow at Santiago Bernabeu.

This fits in well with Carlo Ancelotti’s vision at Real Madrid, as the Italian boss wants youngsters to have room to grow, especially with guidance from some of the older guards in the team.

It is one of the key reasons Real Madrid wanted to stick to Kroos and Luka Modric, despite bringing in Arda Guler and Jude Bellingham in the summer.

Guler, therefore, has the stage set for him to start his Real Madrid career on a strong note. After impressing in training, the next step for the youngster is to make a promising debut, which is just around the corner.

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