Real Madrid have been handed a fresh injury blow, with news that midfielder Brahim Diaz has picked up an abdominal injury.
The club’s official website revealed that the 20-year-old sustained an injury to his right anterior rectus, with a timeframe yet to be placed on his return to action.
“Following the tests carried out today on our player, Brahim Díaz, by the Real Madrid medical department, he has been diagnosed with a muscular injury to his right anterior rectus. His recovery will continue to be assessed,” a club statement read.
It is yet another blow for Diaz, who has only just returned from a hamstring injury which ruled him out for the bulk of Los Blancos’ pre-season.
Having joined Madrid from Manchester City for €15m (£13.7m) in January, Diaz went on to start four of Real’s final five league matches, scoring his first goal for the Spaniards in a 3-1 defeat to Real Sociedad in early-May.
Although the youngster faces stiff competition for places at the Bernabeu – with summer signings Eden Hazard, Luka Jovic and Rodrygo Goes all also adept to playing in the coveted No.10 position – manager Zinedine Zidane has backed Diaz to be a success in the Spanish capital.
“I like that he always supports and uses both his feet,” Zidane told AS, via Goal.
“He likes to be involved in link-up play…he is a good player, very interesting and young. We will see what happens next year but at the moment, he has had minutes and has done really well.”
So, now suffering an injury, this can indeed be considered a blow.
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