Real Madrid’s Vinicius Junior ruled out for two months

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.

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