Real Madrid’s miserable week has become even worse with the news that Vinicius Junior will miss two months of action with a torn ligament.
The Brazilian teenage sensation was in tears on Tuesday night as he came off with the injury in the first half of the 4-1 defeat to Ajax in the Champions League.
“After the tests made today to our player Vinicius Junior by the medical services of Real Madrid, the player has been diagnosed with a torn ligament of the tibiofibular joint of the right leg,” read a club statement.
18-year-old Vinicius has made 28 first-team appearances for Los Blancos since his €45m summer move from Flamengo, netting four goals.
The teenager had earned his first Brazil call-up for the upcoming friendly matches against Czech Republic and Panama, but will now be forced to withdraw.