Karim Benzema may recover before the Madrid derby

Karim Benzema came off injured in the 30th minute in Real Madrid’s 3-0 victory against Celtic.

Real Madrid fans anxiously awaited the diagnosis of his injury, given the important role the 34-year-old plays in the side. He has already scored three goals in Los Blancos’ first four games of La Liga.

According to AS, Benzema underwent an MRI scan this afternoon at the Valdebebas sports complex. It was revealed that the French striker has bursitis in his right knee. This is an inflammation of a small sac of fluid that surrounds the meniscus, which facilitates the mobility of the joint.

He is expected to be sidelined between seven to 10 days and can potentially be available for the Madrid derby against Atlético Madrid on the 18th of September.

Luckily he did not damage his meniscus, which could have kept him out for months.

Nonetheless, he will be forced to miss Real Madrid’s game against Mallorca on Sunday and their fixture against RB Leipzig midweek.


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