In addition to the European elimination against Ajax, after the painful defeat at the Santiago Bernabéu (1-4), the Real Madrid fitted another bad news last night. Vinícius Júnior, the player who has performed better in recent weeks, suffers a right ankle injury that can keep him off for about two months, although the club has not officially established any deadline.
In the brief medical report issued on WednesdayReal Madrid says that the Brazilian striker, only 18 years old, "has been diagnosed with torn ligaments in the tibiofibular joint of his right leg" and that his reintegration into the playing field is "pending evolution."
Vinícius was injured during the match against the Dutch team, in an action in which the attacker faced a defender to the race and tackled the rival goal. Nothing more to shoot to the side of the network, the player fell collapsed to the lawn, between visible gestures of pain. It was the 31st minute of the match and he had to be relieved, two minutes later, by Marco Asensio.
The Brazilian withdrew with tears, regretting not being able to continue, and in the mixed zone he was seen walking with difficulties. Madrid lost, in this way, its most solid asset in these last dates. Recruited in exchange for 45 million euros, from Flamengo, the course began in Castilla, at the decision of Julen Lopetegui, and he joined the first team with the change of coach.
Since then, Santiago Solari made a firm bet for him. The Argentine coach has granted him 28 matches in the first team, 19 of them as a starter, in all competitions. Vinicius totals 1,622 minutes with the white shirt, in which he has scored four goals and has served eight assists.