Courtois’ absence breaks his impressive streak of consistency in between the posts for Carlo Ancelotti’s side as they head into a busy run of matches.
The club released an official statement confirming the 30-year-old was struggling with sciatic pain in recent days, following his return from international duty.
Parte médico de Courtois.#RealMadrid
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Despite not indicating their expectation over when Courtois will be back in contention, early estimates hint at a minimum period of two weeks of recovery for him.
That could push Lunin into an unexpected starting spot until at least mid-October, ahead of a Champions League double header against Shakhtar Donetsk, and a league tie with Getafe.