Eduardo Camavinga will be out for more than two months after rupturing the external lateral ligament in his right knee, according to Real Madrid.
Camavinga’s time with the French national team during the current international break was brief. During Wednesday evening’s session in Clairefontaine, the former Stade Rennais midfielder collided with Paris Saint-Germain’s Ousmane Dembélé. While preliminary tests were “reassuring,” and Camavinga himself appeared to tell Didier Deschamps that the knee was “fine,” the severity of the injury has now been determined.
Eduardo Camavinga underwent additional testing on Friday, this time from Real Madrid’s own doctors. The club confirmed the nature of the injury but declined to comment on the expected recovery time. However, multiple sources, including L’Équipe and Fabrizio Romano, have indicated a two-month absence. As a result, the Frenchman will not play again for club or country until 2024. Khéphren Thuram of OGC Nice has been called up to replace Camavinga during the international break.