Injury blow for Real Madrid midfielder Eduardo Camavinga

In a setback for Real Madrid, midfielder Eduardo Camavinga is set to leave the France squad following a knee injury sustained during a training session.

Sources from ESPN report that the 21-year-old will head back to Madrid, where he will undergo scans and medical tests at the club’s Valdebebas training complex to assess the extent of the injury.

The incident occurred on Wednesday when Camavinga clashed with Paris Saint-Germain forward Ousmane Dembele during a small practice match. The midfielder, visibly in pain, left the training session at Clairefontaine, describing to the France staff that his knee had “turned,” as per ESPN sources.

Initially, the first medical diagnosis seemed positive, and Camavinga himself felt okay. However, a subsequent examination later in the day painted a less optimistic picture, adding an element of uncertainty to his return to the field.

Real Madrid now face the prospect of a key player being sidelined. The club will now await the results of the MRI scan scheduled for Thursday, hoping it reveals no serious issues.

With a busy schedule ahead, including seven games in 25 days starting with a La Liga clash against Cadiz on November 26, Real Madrid are keen to have Camavinga back in action promptly. Currently occupying the second spot in La Liga, they aim to maintain their strong position in the league.

Meanwhile, France, who have already secured their place in the Euro 2024 finals, will miss Camavinga in their upcoming Euro 2024 qualifiers. The national team are set to face Gibraltar at home on Saturday and then travel to Greece three days later. The absence of the talented midfielder adds a layer of challenge for the French squad, but they remain determined to continue their successful run.