As reported by Marca, in a statement released on Sunday, Real Madrid announced that Aurélien Tchouaméni (23) suffered an injury in Saturday’s El Clásico. The statement read, “After tests carried out on our player (Tchouaméni), the medical team has communicated that he has an incomplete stress fracture in the second metatarsal of his left foot.”
Tchouaméni has become an essential part of Carlo Ancelotti’s team following his impressive pre-season in the United States.
Although the length of the injury has not been communicated, it is expected that the French international could be out for between six to eight weeks. The injury comes at a time when Real Madrid’s calendar has slightly settled down, with Madrid sitting comfortably in the Champions League and an international break in three weeks.
However, the former Monaco player’s injury does create problems for manager Carlo Ancelotti. While Eduardo Camavinga would be able to slot into midfield, that would leave a gap at left back, with Mendy once again out injured and former Rayo Vallecano player Fran García struggling to find form.
Despite this, the return of Dani Ceballos and the presence of Luka Modric and Fede Valverde may allow Camavinga to remain in the full-back position where he has been so essential in the absence of others.
GSFN | Finn Entwistle