Real Madrid have suffered a serious injury in the run-up to the Champions League semi-final with Chelsea, as Dani Carvajal has been ‘ruled out for the rest of the season’ after tearing his hamstring.
- Dani Carvajal is excluded with a muscle tear for the rest of the season
- The Real Madrid defender suffered a muscle fracture during training on Thursday
- Carvajal misses Real’s second leg in the Champions League semi-final with Chelsea
- Real boss Zinedine Zidane is already without a number of key figures due to injury
Dani Carvajal has been ruled out for the remainder of the season due to a hamstring injury that will take a massive blow to Real Madrid ahead of the Champions League semi-final against Chelsea next week.
The Spanish giants confirmed this on Thursday that Carvajal picked up the injury No golf journalist Edu Pidal has claimed the right back will miss the rest of the campaign after picking up the knock-in practice.
Carvajal played 77 minutes against Thomas Tuchel’s men in their 1-1 draw on Tuesday before being replaced by Alvaro Odriozola.
Real’s Dani Carvajal has been ruled out for the rest of the season with a hamstring injury
It is another injury setback for the 29-year-old, who has already missed most of the campaign with a number of muscle injuries and only returned to the first team earlier this month.
Nacho Fernandez and Odriozola are expected to replace Carvajal for the last few weeks of the campaign.
It is another big blow for Real boss Zinedine Zidane, who is currently without captain Sergio Ramos, Ferland Mendy, Lucas Vasquez and Federico Valverde due to injury and illness.
The 29-year-old misses Real’s semi-final in Real’s semi-final with Chelsea
Zidane will also likely be without veteran left back Marcelo for the Stamford Bridge showdown.
Reports in Spain allege that the Brazilian has been called to work in a polling station in the Spanish capital ahead of the Madrid Assembly elections due next week.
The Spanish media also report that Real has had a first call for the Brazilian to be relieved of his duties, rejected.
Marcelo may also not be available for the return game against Chelsea next Wednesday
Normally Marcelo would otherwise have been able to travel alone to London on the day of the match.
But UEFA’s Covid protocols state that every player or staff member must travel in the team’s bubble.
It means Marcelo gets a last-minute waiver from the authorities, or he misses the main clash against the Blues.