Vinicius Jr.’s injury has taken a more severe turn than initially anticipated, as it has been revealed that he has suffered a muscle tear.
Initially expected to return to action after the September international break, the Brazilian’s recovery timeline has been extended, with a potential absence until mid-October.
Recent updates on Vinicius Jr.’s condition indicate that he might be sidelined for approximately six weeks, posing a challenge for Real Madrid as he could miss crucial matches during this period.
His absence has already ruled him out for the upcoming La Liga match against Getafe on September 2.
Furthermore, he is at risk of missing several matches post the international break, including fixtures against Real Sociedad (September 16), Atletico Madrid (September 24), Las Palmas (September 27), and Girona (October 1).
If his recovery goes as planned, Vinicius Jr. could potentially return to action for the game against Osasuna on October 8.
With Vinicius Jr. unavailable, Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti will need to identify a short-term replacement from within the squad and guide the team to success during his absence.