Real Madrid handed boost as Éder Militão’s updated injury return timeline confirmed

An update on the wellbeing of long-term Real Madrid injury absentee Éder Militão has this evening been provided.

Militão, of course, has been unavailable for selection to boss Carlo Ancelotti since all the way back in August of 2023.

This comes after the Brazilian became the 2nd Real star in the space of a week (after Thibaut Courtois) to suffer a ruptured Anterior Cruciate Ligament.

Not only that, but Militão has since been joined by fellow stopper David Alaba as the third member of Ancelotti’s ranks to pick up an ACL tear over the course of the campaign to date.

With Antonio Rüdiger fresh off suffering a problem of his own (albeit considerably less serious), too, it is safe to say that all associated with Real Madrid could do with some long overdue positive news when it comes to the club’s defensive options.

And, on Saturday, precisely that has been forthcoming.

Speaking to the media in anticipation of his side’s derby showdown with Atlético Madrid on Sunday, Carlo Ancelotti was asked for the latest on Éder Militão’s recovery.

This comes with the Brazilian having been spotted ramping up his efforts on the training pitch over recent weeks.

And Real’s boss went on to confirm that, all going to plan, Militão will mark his return to first-team action towards the end of March:

“Eder Militão is starting to feel very good. He can be ready by the end of March.”

Conor Laird | GSFN

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