Eduardo Camavinga seriously injured in the knee

It’s a tile for Real Madrid and the France team

Eduardo Camavinga seriously injured in the knee

It’s a tile for Real Madrid and the France team. Eduardo Camavinga, who was injured on Wednesday during training with the France team, suffers from a rupture of the external lateral ligament in his right knee, his club communicated on Friday, November 17.

Initially, the French Football Federation announced that the 21-year-old midfielder was suffering from a knee sprain. The tests that the player underwent in Madrid ultimately revealed that his injury is more serious than expected. The Madrid club has not officially commented on the duration of his unavailability. According to L'Equipe, Real's doctors estimate that the player will be out for more than two months.

Eduardo Camavinga had been called by Didier Deschamps to be part of the group which must face Gibraltar, Saturday evening in Nice, and Greece, Tuesday evening, as part of qualifying for Euro 2024. The Blues are already qualified for the next championship of Europe, which will be held in Germany from June 14 to July 14, 2024.

These two matches could, however, allow the France team to appear among the five best nations in the qualifying phase, a guarantee of being seeded in the Euro draw on December 2. Thursday, to compensate for the absence of Camavinga, Didier Deschamps called Képhren Thuram, 22, the Nice midfielder.

Playing time for Zaire-Emery

Eduardo Camavinga, transferred from Rennes to Real Madrid in 2021, has gradually made a place for himself in one of the best clubs in Europe and with the Blues. Real Madrid's other French midfielder, Aurélien Tchouaméni, is also injured (fracture of the second metatarsal of the left foot) and absent from this gathering of the France team.

“Obviously, we play too many matches,” Tchouaméni regretted before Netherlands-France, in mid-October. The organisms are put to the test and this results in injuries. So it’s up to the authorities to do something. »

The withdrawals of the two Madrilenians should give playing time to the young (17 year old) Warren Zaire-Emery, PSG midfielder, called up for the first time in the French team for the matches against Gibraltar and Greece.