Real Madrid coach, Carlo Ancelotti, hopes that Antonio Rudiger will recover quickly from a thigh muscle injury. He hopes that the German defender can take part when Real Madrid hosts Atletico Madrid in the 23rd week of the 2023-2024 Spanish League, Monday 5 February 2024.
Previously or in the middle of this week, Real Madrid won 2-0 over Getafe in the 2023-2024 Spanish League. Unfortunately, Los Blancos – Real Madrid’s nickname – had to lose Antonio Rudiger who suffered an injury at the end of the first half.
After the match, Carlo Ancelotti said Antonio Rudiger had a thigh muscle injury. He explained that Real Madrid had two days to recover from Antonio Rudiger’s injury so he would be available to appear in the Madrid Derby.
“We have two days for him to recover. This is a serious blow to his muscles. Rudiger is a fighter and it will be complicated if he doesn’t play,” said Carlo Ancelotti, quoting from Real Madrid’s official website, Saturday (3/2/2024).
Real Madrid is not in good condition in defense. Because, two other Real Madrid center backs, David Alaba and Eder Militao, are currently recovering from ACL injuries.
As a result, Nacho Fernandez is the only central defender that Real Madrid currently has. If Antonio Rudiger does not recover in time, then Eduardo Camavinga will be trusted to partner Nacho Fernandez at the heart of Real Madrid’s defense when they meet Atletico Madrid.
Apart from that, Real Madrid currently tops the 2023-2024 Spanish League standings with 57 points. Los Blancos are two points ahead of Girona in second place.