Vinicius Junior, the star player for Real Madrid, was expected to be their main attacker this season. However, he had trouble adjusting to his new role and got hurt, making things even tougher.
During the clash against Celta Vigo on a Friday evening, Vinicius Junior found himself grappling with a hamstring issue, casting shadows of concern. Carlo Ancelotti, the manager, sought to allay the concerns, referring to the injury as a minor glitch. It was surmised that a hiatus of two to three weeks would be his portion, allowing him to stage a comeback after the September hiatus earmarked for international matches.
Yet, as often seems to be the trajectory at Real Madrid in contemporary times, the injury’s gravity surpassed the initial estimations. El Chiringuito, a source close to the matter, reveals that Vinicius Junior will remain absent from the action for no less than a month, shackled by what is now labeled as a hamstring tear. An even graver scenario lurks, where this injury could potentially shackle him for up to six weeks.
The implications are profound, potentially sidelining him for pivotal encounters in the month of September, thereby compelling Carlo Ancelotti to reconsider his tactical blueprints.
Real Madrid must exercise caution with Vinicius, as he has a track record of minimal injuries. With Marco Asensio and Karim Benzema departures, there are concerns about the team’s attacking depth. Despite Brahim Diaz and Joselu Mato returns, Real Madrid cannot afford significant absences from Vinicius this season, especially considering Jude Bellingham’s strong performance.