Carlo Ancelotti provides Eduardo Camavinga & Antonio Rüdiger injury updates after Madrid Derby

Real Madrid head coach Carlo Ancelotti has this evening provided updates on the wellbeing of two key members of his squad.

The players in question? Eduardo Camavinga, and Antonio Rüdiger.

Real, of course, were back in action a short time ago.

In the knowledge that an eventual victory would see them surge four points clear atop the La Liga table, Los Blancos welcomed arch rivals Atlético to the Santiago Bernabéu.

And, with a full 92 minutes on the clock, all three points is precisely what the evening’s hosts appeared to be headed for.

This came owing to a first-half strike on the part of Man of the Match Brahim Díaz.

Just when Atlético looked dead and buried, however, Marcos Llorente broke free in the hosts’ penalty area, to nod beyond Andriy Lunin and spark chaotic celebrations amongst Diego Simeone’s squad.

A disappointing night all-round for Real Madrid…

Post-match, it therefore came as little surprise when Carlo Ancelotti was drawn on the personnel crisis currently facing his squad.

With the likes of Thibaut Courtois, David Alaba and Éder Militão already sidelined long-term, Antonio Rüdiger was forced to sit out tonight’s action, too, owing to a problem picked up against Getafe in midweek.

Upon the full-time whistle bringing a close to proceedings in Madrid, Eduardo Camavinga was then spotted clutching his knee, looking in clear pain as he made his way from the pitch.

The Real Madrid faithful, as a result, have no doubt been awaiting updates on both stars with bated breath.

And as much was forthcoming just moments ago.

First, on stopper Rüdiger, Ancelotti revealed his hope that the former Chelsea man will be fit to feature in next weekend’s top-of-the-table clash with Girona:

“Rüdiger felt discomfort. Hopefully he will be back next game.”

Midfielder Camavinga, meanwhile, looks certain to be available, having picked up little more than ‘a knock’ on Sunday night:

“Camavinga’s injury? Nothing, just a knock,” Ancelotti assured.

Conor Laird | GSFN

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