Vinicius Junior’s season is all-but-over after Real Madrid doctors confirmed the Brazilian youngster has torn a ligament in his calf.

It is unlikely Real will be fighting for the title, given they are currently 12 points behind Barcelona, so the medical team are unlikely to force him back for a handful of dead rubbers before the summer.

The 18-year-old forward was just finding his feet at the Bernabeu, but was forced to hobble off injured in tears in the game against Ajax last night.

It has now been confirmed that Vinicius will miss around two months of action, and if the club decide to not rush him back he could miss the remainder of this season.

The youngster is likely to miss the rest of March and the whole of April – a total of nine matches – meaning the maximum he could play is the final three games of Real Madrid’s season.

Official medical report :

Following the tests carried out today on our player, Vinicius Jr., by the Real Madrid medical department, he has been diagnosed with a ligament tear of the tibiofibular joint of the right leg. His recovery will continue to be assessed.


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