Real Madrid fans can breathe a sigh of relief.
According to information from the daily AS, which we are able to confirm, Karim Benzema is suffering from a simple contracture in the left hamstring.
As a result, he could be ready to face Athletic Bilbao on February 3 in the Copa del Rey quarter-finals.
There is therefore no need to worry about his presence against PSG, on February 15, in the round of 16 first leg of the Champions League.
The Madrid striker, who came out shortly before the hour mark holding the back of his left thigh during the match against Elche on Sunday in La Liga (2-2), was examined at length on Monday by the doctors of the club meringue.
No hematoma was observed.
His discomfort would be attributable to an accumulation of playing time. The star of the Blues must very soon undergo an MRI to validate this diagnosis.
At the end of the meeting during which Benzema missed a penalty, a first for a club in his entire career, Carlo Ancelotti, the Italian technician, gave news of his striker.
“We will examine Benzema.
This is another problem in the area where he had suffered a few weeks ago.
I hope he will be back soon”.
His home was broken into
It is not the first time this season, in fact, that Benzema leaves during the match due to pain.
On December 4, he left the field only a quarter of an hour after the start of the league match against Real Sociedad, replaced by Luka Jovic.
It was already his left leg and more specifically his hamstrings.
These small alerts have recently led Ancelotti, back to Real Madrid since this summer for a second term, to spare his star striker who finished at the foot of the podium in the last Ballon d'Or classification.
Karim Benzema's trying evening did not stop with this injury contracted against Elche.
The former Lyonnais then had a very bad surprise when he returned home: his home had been robbed during the match.