Terrible news for the France team. Back in collective training, Karim Benzema was injured on Saturday.
While participating in today’s session, along with the other returning Raphaël Varane, the Real Madrid striker was injured before the end of training, according to information from The Team and RMC Sports. The newspaper understands that it is a muscle problem. However, the severity of this injury is not yet known. Examinations are scheduled in the evening to find out more and thus set the duration of his unavailability, likely to seal or not his participation for the World Cup in Qatar. This news inevitably worries just three days before the entry into the running of the Blues at the 2022 World Cup, against Australia in group D.
Need we remind you that the 2018 world champions are not spared physical problems? After the withdrawals of N’Golo Kanté and Paul Pogba, before the announcement of the list of players called up, central defender Presnel Kimpembe and RB Leipzig striker Christopher Nkunku had to withdraw, the two players having been replaced respectively in the group by AS Monaco central defender Axel Disasi and Eintracht Frankfurt striker Randal Kolo Muani.
Not viewed since November 2
In recent weeks, the playing time of the 34-year-old center forward has been limited, the fault of multiple muscle problems with the Merengue. We must therefore go back to November 2 against Celtic Glasgow (5-1), as part of the 6th and last day of the group stage of the Champions League, to find traces of the last presence on a field of the Ball. d’Or 2022. Against the Scottish club, Karim Benzema only played 26 minutes. The Habs did not participate in the last four days of La Liga at the White House of Carlo Ancelotti.