Vinicius Junior to return for Real Madrid this season

Real Madrid forward Vinicius Junior is set to return to first-team action this month after recovering from a torn ankle ligament, say Marca.

The Brazilian teenage sensation was in tears as he came off with the injury in the first half of the 4-1 defeat to Ajax in the Champions League last month.

Initially it had been feared he would miss the rest of the season but Marca now say he is in line to return this month, either against Athletic Club or Getafe in La Liga.

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 friendly matches against Czech Republic and Panama, but was forced to withdraw because of the injury.

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