Real Madrid's Belgian goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois, suffered a grade I injury on the left iliac muscle Wednesday, according to the club's medical report. Although Real Madrid's statement does not specify the time to leave, this type of injuries usually require at least a week of recovery, which rules out the participation of the goal in Wednesday's match against Leganes in Copa del Rey and the next weekend against Betis.
Courtois joins a list of injured in which Marcos Llorente, Marco Asensio, Toni Kroos, Gareth Bale and Mariano Diaz. While the returns of Asensio and Mariano are scheduled for January 14, Bale and Llorente must wait at least until the next day 21 of the same month. The German midfielder would be, according to medical estimates, the last to return, on January 28.
The loss of Courtois is an opportunity for Keylor Navas, who has lived the last days involved in rumors of renewal with the white club. At 32 years, the tico will seek to claim as a player of guarantees for the goal of Real Madrid.