The Real Madrid star had to be taken off the pitch in the Los Blancos’ Champions League clash and it has been revealed that he could be sitting out the El Clasico on the 28th of October.
Julen Lopetegui and his Real Madrid squad haven’t been in the greatest form off late, with the Los Blancos struggling to find their footing in any league. In their last five games, the Los Blancos have lost two, won two and got one draw, with a three-game winless run over the last ten days including a 1-0 loss to CSKA Moscow in the Champions League.
But if that wasn’t bad enough it looks like Real Madrid have had to add to their injury list, with full-back Dani Carvajal set to be out for a long time. The 26-year-old started the 1-0 loss to CSKA Moscow but had to be replaced just before half-time, complaining of a calf strain. While things looked okay and rumours even floated around that it was just tiredness, Real Madrid released a statement saying that the Spaniard has suffered a potentially long-term injury.
In the report, Real Madrid revealed “After the tests carried out on our player Dani Carvajal by the Real Madrid Sanitas medical services, he has been diagnosed with a muscle injury to the soleus muscle in his left leg. The player’s situation will continue to be monitored.”
This would mean that it’s Alvaro Odriozola’s chance to shine for the La Liga giants, with the highly rated Spaniard signing for the club over the summer. With Carvajal likely to miss out on at least a month of action, there’s a chance that the 26-year-old won’t be present to face Barcelona in the El Clasico on the 28th of October.
This is Alvaro Odriozola’s chance to prove himself and show why he was worth the 30 odd million Real Madrid spent on him. The Spaniard was a sensation at Real Sociedad, and hasn’t really been given a chance to show what he can do for the Santiago Bernabeu side, but will he take the opportunity by the neck and show the world? Only time will tell