Jude Bellingham to miss Valencia match as injury update provided on Real Madrid midfielder

An update on the wellbeing of Real Madrid midfielder Jude Bellingham has come to the fore on Saturday afternoon.

Bellingham has spent the last week on the sidelines and this comes after the England international suffered a shoulder injury late in Real’s goalless stalemate with Rayo Vallecano last weekend.

He was subsequently forced to sit out Los Blancos’ Champions League meeting with SC Braga. The hope was that Bellingham would return to the pitch to continue what has proven a sensational start to life in Spain’s capital on Saturday, against Valencia.

As alluded to above, however, this will not prove to be the case. Instead, the midfielder is primed for an incoming spell on the treatment table.

As per an official statement on the part of Real, via The Athletic:

“After the tests carried out today on our player Jude Bellingham, he has been diagnosed with anterior instability of his left shoulder, a consequence of his recent dislocation. Bellingham is out for today’s match against Valencia.”

Further reports point towards Bellingham being ruled out for a period of around two weeks, with the 20-year-old therefore unlikely to feature for England across upcoming fixtures versus Malta and North Macedonia.

Conor Laird | GSFN

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