Injuries have marred Real Madrid’s 2023-24 campaign so far. In just two weeks, the men in white find themselves without the services of five stars and are in a spot of bother.
Yet, they have not allowed the squad situation to affect the team morale. Two games into the season, Los Blancos are one of only two teams with a 100% win record and sit on top of the league standings.
Needless to say, the men in white will only put up a more formidable face once they recover their injured stars.
Guillermo Rai provides an update on the situations of various injured stars.
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No availability against Celta Vigo
According to the Athletic journalist, Dani Ceballos and Ferland Mendy are progressing positively in their recovery.
Both players were injured in preseason but will make their return in the coming games.
Playing against Celta Vigo would be premature and appears ruled out at the moment. However, they could feature in the team’s fourth league game of the season.
The dual ACL tear
The most significant blows to Carlo Ancelotti’s plans came last week when the team lost two key stars to long-term injuries.
At first, Thibaut Courtois ruptured his ACL and was ruled out for the entire season. Just days later, the same story repeated with Eder Militao.
According to the same journalist, both players have completed their surgery successfully. They are currently rehabilitating post-operatively and Ancelotti will hope for their swift return.
Where is Arda Guler?
The Turkish youngster was one of the club’s first players on the sidelines this season as he suffered a meniscus tear in his knee.
Real Madrid opted to go down the conservative route of treatment initially but were forced to take the surgical route out after re-evaluation.
The new signing is also working hard to return soon but is expected to miss over a month of action at least, as per the Athletic report.