Brahim Diaz sustains new injury
Real Madrid’s winger Brahim Diaz participates in his team’s training session at the Montreal Impact facilities, Montreal, Canada, July 12, 2019. EPA-EFE FILE/Johany Jutras
Madrid, Aug 20 (efe-epa).- Brahim Diaz, Real Madrid's promising talent, suffered a new injury just 10 days after returning to the team’s training sessions and has been sidelined in pre-season preparations, the capital club said Tuesday.
Following his return to full training duty, Brahim had been included in his side’s 22-man roster ahead of Madrid’s 3-1 away win over Celta de Vigo in their La Liga opener on 17 August.
"After the tests carried out today on our player Brahim Diaz by the Real Madrid Medical Services, he has been diagnosed with a muscular injury to the anterior part of his right thigh," The Madrid club said in a statement.
"His recovery will continue to be assessed."
The 20-year-old Spaniard will remain pending his medical state to earn his first appearance this season.
Ahead of the ongoing campaign, Brahim was announced on July 14 to be the first sideline from the Madrid squad with a hamstring injury into his left thigh.
He sustained the injury during his team’s preseason camp in Montreal, Canada; which kept him out of action for 34 days.
Brahim moved to Madrid in January 2019 on a transfer from England’s Manchester City, making a total of 11 appearances with the Spanish club last term; nine in LaLiga and two in Copa del Rey.
The Malaga born winger, who has Moroccan roots, joined Madrid’s “sickroom” which also includes the summer acquisitions of: Ferland Mendy, Eden Hazar and Rodrygo, as well as Marco Asensio, who still continue with their recovery programs.
Mendy, however, has been permitted to partially train with his teammates.
Costa Rican striker Mariano Diaz worked out inside the gym.
The remainder of the squad completed two training session on Tuesday, under French coach Zinedine Zidane who called Diego Altube, Fran Garcia and Takefusa Kubo from Madrid B-Team to join the practice.
Being the first leader of the LaLiga standings, Madrid is set to host Real Valladolid in matchday 2 encounter scheduled for Saturday. EFE-EPA