The black hole of injuries continues to swallow players at Real Madrid and Carvajal leads the part of calamities. Just three games after returning from the last physical problem, the right-back fell again. According to club sources, he suffered a strong blow against Chelsea and, after the first medical tests, an injury has been confirmed that will keep him out for about three weeks. With these deadlines, it could only reach a hypothetical Champions League final in the best of cases. It is his fifth break of the season, in which he has missed 29 games so far. In the previous one, he only lasted on the grass for half an hour against Valencia. Now, three incomplete duels.
A hole opens up for Zidane again on the right side of the rear. Out of circulation Carvajal and Lucas Vázquez, also injured for the remainder of the season, the natural option for making the squad is Odriozola, although the French coach has already made it clear that he does not have the Donostiarra for tricky matches. In the quarter-round return against Liverpool, it was Valverde who occupied that position despite the fact that his foot was swollen like a boot. But the Uruguayan is still confined after testing positive for covid on April 21. If no complications arise, he would come out of quarantine this Saturday and could arrive for the Champions League semi-final return against Chelsea on Wednesday, May 5, the priority objective of that dressing room, although with little rhythm. Another option would be to relocate Nacho there, who this Thursday did work inside the facilities due to a blow he received against the blue, which, at the moment, has not been given great importance.
The discovered on the right joins the one that may be on the left. For London, Mendy, who has not yet joined the group, is also a mystery. His natural replacement, Marcelo, has been called as a member of a polling station in the regional elections on the 4th and the entity works so that he is freed from this obligation and can travel within the bubble of the team.
The 29-year-old Carvajal’s season is a cataract of physical misfortune. He has only been able to link six matches in a row and this 2021 he has barely participated in five, none complete. Right after starting the course, in October, a problem in the internal lateral ligament of the right knee separated him from the fields in eight games. He returned, but after two commitments, the first break for muscular reasons. He recovered in two weeks and hooked six consecutive games. However, at the beginning of the year, back to the infirmary for a month. He returned against Valencia at home and did not arrive even after half an hour on the field. 12 dates later, he put on his boots, but barely made it through three engagements without injuring himself. In his eight years in the Whites’ first squad, he had never played so little: 1,119 minutes, half of his worst season so far, 2015/16 (2,317 minutes), in which he also suffered three injuries.