Antonio Rüdiger Absent from Top-of-the-Table Clash Due to Injury

Real Madrid has been dealt a blow as Antonio Rüdiger, their center-back, has suffered a thigh injury. This leaves the LaLiga giants without any fit center-backs for their crucial match against Girona, where just two points separate the two teams at the top of the table. In addition, Madrid must also contend with their upcoming Champions League fixture against RB Leipzig in the round of 16 next week.

Rüdiger sustained the injury during a challenge with Getafe forward Mason Greenwood on February 1, initially dismissed as a mere knock. However, further tests have revealed a muscle injury in the vastus lateralis of his left thigh. Real Madrid’s Medical Services have stated that his progress is now pending.

Coach Carlo Ancelotti had hoped to include Rüdiger in the squad for the Girona match and had him undergo a fitness test. However, with the injury still unresolved, Madrid will not take any risks by fielding the player. As a result, full-back Dani Carvajal will fill in at center-back alongside midfielder Aurélien Tchouaméni in a makeshift backline.

Madrid is experiencing a series of injury setbacks this season, with first-choice defenders Éder Militão, David Alaba, and Nacho Fernández already unavailable due to long-term injuries. Despite these challenges, Madrid has managed to maintain their position at the top of the LaLiga table. They have shown resilience and depth within their squad, overcoming various hurdles and injuries that have plagued them throughout the season.

As Rüdiger’s progress remains uncertain, Madrid will have to rely on their makeshift defensive line to navigate through their upcoming fixtures. The team’s ability to adapt and find solutions amidst adversity will be put to the test, as they look to maintain their strong position in both domestic and European competitions.

FAQ:
1. Kdo utrpěl zranění ve stehně v Real Madridu?
Antonio Rüdiger utrpěl zranění ve stehně.

2. Jaké důsledky má toto zranění?
Toto zranění znamená, že Real Madrid nebude mít k dispozici žádného zdravého středního obránce pro klíčový zápas proti Gironě.

3. Kdy se zranění stalo?
Zranění se stalo během souboje s hráčem Masonem Greenwoodem z Getafe 1. února.

4. K jakému zápasu se musí Real Madrid připravit navíc k zápřednmu utkání proti Gironě?
Real Madrid se musí připravit také na utkání Ligy mistrů proti RB Lipsko v osmifinále příští týden.

5. Jaké další hráče nemá Real Madrid k dispozici kvůli zraněním?
Kvůli zraněním nejsou k dispozici ani Eder Militão, David Alaba a Nacho Fernández.

Definice termínů:
– Center-back: střední obránce
– LaLiga: profesionální fotbalová soutěž ve Španělsku
– Champions League: fotbalová soutěž pro nejlepší kluby v Evropě

Suggested related links:
realmadrid.com (Official website of Real Madrid)
laliga.com (Official website of LaLiga)
uefa.com/uefachampionsleague (Official website of the UEFA Champions League)