Reassuring news. And no sign of concern from Clairefontaine. "Nothing bad," says one even in the entourage of the France team about Karim Benzema. Victim of a crutch Tuesday evening in the 31st minute of play against Bulgaria (3-0 victory for the Blues), then released ten minutes later, the French striker had an ultrasound on Wednesday which did not reveal anything of alarming. Closely monitored by the medical unit, after the amazement that ran through the bench of world champions at the Stade de France, the 34-year-old scorer will not take part in group training and will remain in care between 48 and 72 hours. Depending on the evolution of his injury, the staff will decide on his return to his partners.
There were legitimate doubts about his participation in the shock against Germany on Tuesday night in Munich at the opening of the Euro, which does not seem to be the case on the side of the France team. Every precaution is taken for a return of Benzema for shock. Tuesday evening, the main interested party unveiled a photo taken in Clairefontaine on social networks, where we see him smiling while recovering in an ice bath, a sign of unfailing optimism. Already, Tuesday evening, in the spans of the Stade de France, Didier Deschamps was on the same tone. “It's a blow, there is always worse in life. I have a high level medical staff, we are going to do the right thing. It will get better day by day. I don't have any particular concerns, there is nothing dramatic. ”