Benzema misdiagnosed in France
Karim Benzema suffered a muscle injury during training with the French national team, against which Didier Deschamps sent him home. The star’s break was expected to last three weeks, but Madrid media are reporting that Carlo Ancelotti expects his charge as early as Thursday’s training session. It is worth mentioning that the Golden Ball winner has not been removed from the list of players called up to Les Bleus.
- Karim Benzema was doing his best to perform with France at the World Cup in Qatar
- However, he suffered a muscle injury in training
- In France, the veteran’s break was expected to last three weeks. Meanwhile, he is expected to be ready for Real Madrid’s training session, scheduled for Thursday
Benzema will be back to full health on Thursday
Karim Benzema has experienced a real rollercoaster in the ongoing season. On the pitch, he has rarely been of any use to Real Madrid. He has faced notorious health problems. Even when he appeared on the pitch, he did not present the form known from the previous campaign, when he led the Royals to triumph in the Champions League. Nevertheless, he recorded his greatest individual achievement, picking up the Golden Ball. On top of that, he was certain of receiving a call-up to his first World Cup in eight years.
Indeed, Didier Deschamps called him up for a training camp. There he was recovering, but during one of the training sessions he had tremendous bad luck. He tore the quadriceps muscle in his left leg and left the French national team. The federation assumed that the footballer would remain out of the game for at least three weeks. Didier Deschamps decided not to call up anyone in place of the Golden Ball winner.
Meanwhile, Madrid media are convinced that Benzema will be at Carlo Ancelotti’s disposal as early as Thursday. That’s when the Kings will hold their first training session after a break due to the ongoing World Cup. This could mean that the French federation has misdiagnosed the striker. So far, it is unclear whether there is a possibility that Benzema will return to Qatar to help his team in the knockout stage. After all, the world champions have already secured their promotion from Group D.
Benzema has played 12 games for Real this season. He has recorded six goals and an assist in them.
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