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Luka Jovic misses Real Madrid’s return after a bone fracture in his foot

Real Madrid striker Luka Jovic misses the team’s return after breaking bone in his foot while training at home

  • Luka Jovic broke a bone in his foot while training alone at home
  • Jovic is now unable to participate in Real Madrid’s return on Monday
  • The Serbian international has endured a lot of frustration in his first season with Real

Real Madrid striker Luka Jovic has broken a bone in his foot and is now missing the club’s return on Monday.

The injury happened while the 22-year-old Serbian international was training at home on Thursday.

“After the tests performed today on our player Luka Jovic by the Real Madrid Medical Services, he was diagnosed with an extra-articular fracture in the heel bone of the right foot,” the club statement said.

Real Madrid striker Luka Jovic broke a bone in his foot while training alone at home

Real Madrid striker Luka Jovic broke a bone in his foot while training alone at home

Real Madrid has not set a timetable for his return, but the injury will certainly exclude him from La Liga’s Operation Return.

The setback is yet another long series for Jovic, who signed Real Madrid for 65 million euros last June, but has only scored two goals in 24 games since his move from Eintracht Frankfurt.

He did not stay in Madrid when Spain was shut down due to the coronavirus, but instead returned to Serbia with his club’s permission.

But when he arrived in Serbia, he caused controversy over the reported breaking of the curfew. He was supposed to stay at his home in Belgrade for two weeks after entering the country, but state news agency Tanjug reported that he left home at least once to visit a pharmacy.

Real has not placed a time frame on Jovic's injury, but he will miss the club's return to training

Real has not placed a time frame on Jovic's injury, but he will miss the club's return to training

Real has not placed a time frame on Jovic’s injury, but he will miss the club’s return to training

“The work someone does makes no difference to the prosecution,” spokeswoman Slavica Jokic Jankovic told Tanjug, and Serbian politicians added their vote to the conviction.

“Unfortunately, our football stars have given negative examples,” said Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic. “They make millions and ignore mandatory self-isolating orders when they return home.”

Aleksandar Vucic, the country’s president, said, “If he leaves his apartment, he will be arrested.”

Jovic apologized and was fired. The pause in the season due to the virus should have been a fresh start for the attacker, but now he will be watching from the sidelines as Madrid embarks on their three-stage return to action.

The club conducted coronavirus tests on its players this week and reported no positives. Players will sign up for solitary training routines on Monday before getting started in small groups of eight players.


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