Real Madrid have already had their injury problems this season and they only seem to be getting worse. The game against Celtic could have ended in a 3-0 victory for the European champions, but that also had its price. Karim Benzema could miss around a month of action, having been forced off the pitch with around 30 minutes left. Nor was he the only one to have detected a problem during the night.
Eder Militao was replaced at half-time by Antonio Rudiger. The Brazilian started the game as a centre-back but seemed to struggle a bit against Giorgos Giakoumakis’ physique.
Substituting Militao was not a tactical change but a precautionary one as it looked like he had taken a knock during the match. And now it looks like it will keep him out of action for the next few matches.
As tweeted by Melchor Ruizthe MRI indicates that Militao has a hamstring injury to his left leg and will be out for 7-10 days.
Another Real Madrid player has been ruled out due to injury
Thus, that means Militao is most likely to miss the upcoming games against Mallorca and RB Leipzig. And his participation in the next Derby against Atletico Madrid is not certain either.
Luckily for Real Madrid, they have a defensive back-up in the form of Rudiger, who is starting to find his groove this season and showing he can be an integral part of this first team.
As a result, Militao’s missing action is a blow for Real Madrid, but at the same time they have cover for him. The situation is worse when it comes to Benzema as there is no real backup option for him at the striker.