Setback After Scoring Double
Jude Bellingham, a key player for Real Madrid, was forced to leave the pitch during their emphatic 4-0 win over Girona after netting two goals for his team. The midfielder’s performance was overshadowed by the injury that saw him exit the game prematurely, leaving fans and teammates concerned.
Injury Update from Madrid’s Medical Team
Following medical assessments, Real Madrid released a statement confirming that Bellingham has suffered a high-grade sprain in his left ankle. The prognosis is a blow to the team, with the young star expected to be out of action for approximately three weeks.
Champions League and LaLiga Implications
The timing of Bellingham’s injury means he will miss crucial fixtures, including the upcoming Champions League match against RB Leipzig. His absence could also extend to the second leg in March and important LaLiga games against Rayo Vallecano, Sevilla, and Valencia.
Historic Goal-Scoring Feat
Despite the setback, Bellingham’s contribution to Real Madrid this season has been historic. With 16 LaLiga goals to his name, he has become the highest-scoring midfielder for the club in the 21st century, a testament to his impact on the pitch.
Ancelotti’s High Praise
Real Madrid’s manager, Carlo Ancelotti, did not hold back in his praise for Bellingham, likening his qualities to those of the legendary Zinedine Zidane. Ancelotti highlighted Bellingham’s exceptional ability to time his runs into the box, a skill that has become a hallmark of his game this season.
Despite the injury blow, Real Madrid remains in a strong position in LaLiga, currently holding a five-point lead at the summit of the table. The team’s depth will be tested as they aim to maintain their lead without one of their star performers.