Real Madrid injury update – August 2023
Real Madrid’s season has only just started but they’ve already amassed a decent amount of injuries, and they’re all quiet significant one’s too.
Thibaut Courtois tore his ACL in the training session prior to Real Madrid’s season opener against Athletic Club. He’s expected to miss the entirety of this season.
During the game against Athletic Club, Eder Militão picked up the exact same injury as Courtois. The Brazilian slipped and tore his ACL and will also be out for the rest of this season.
Thursday: Thibaut Courtois tears his ACL in training.
Saturday: Éder Militão tears his ACL in Real Madrid’s first game of the season.
Both out for 6-9 months. What a horrible week 💔 pic.twitter.com/a2v0p0qhEs
— Real Madrid News (@onlyrmcfnews) August 13, 2023
Real Madrid’s other injured players are Arda Güler, Ferland Mendy, Dani Ceballos and most recently Vinícius Júnior.
Güler, Mendy & Ceballos picked up their injuries during the teams pre-season preparations. Vinícius picked up his injury during Madrid’s match against Celta and is set to be sidelined for six weeks.
Güler underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on the 14th of August as he looks to recover from the meniscus issues he’s been struggling with.
Dani Ceballos and Ferland Mendy’s injuries aren’t as serious and both should be available by the end of the month.
Real Madrid’s injury list as of the 14th of August 2023:
|Player||Injury type||Injury date||Estimated return date|
|Thibaut Courtois||ACL tear||10 Aug 2023||May 2024|
|Éder Militão||ACL tear||12 Aug 2023||May 2024|
|Vinícius Júnior||Muscle Injury||25 Aug 2023||October 2023|
|Arda Güler||Meniscus Damage||29 July 2023||October 2023|
|Ferland Mendy||Muscle Injury||30 July 2023||28 Aug 2023|
|Dani Ceballos||Hamstring Injury||13 July 2023||28 Aug 2023|
*Estimated return dates are based on the average recovery time.