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Injury updates on Real Madrid duo Dani Carvajal and Ferland Mendy

Jack Gallagher
Carvajal has missed most of the season so far
Carvajal has missed most of the season so far / Aitor Alcalde Colomer/GettyImages
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Real Madrid duo Dani Carvajal and Ferland Mendy's fitness woes are a 'concern' for the club after an injury-hit few months for the full-backs.

Both Carvajal and Mendy are the first-choice left and right-backs at the Santiago Bernabeu, but the pair have managed just five appearances between them so far this season - with Mendy not even playing a single minute of football.

Carvajal had been dogged with injuries throughout the 2020/21 campaign, managing just 15 games in all competitions, and suffered yet another muscle injury in Real Madrid's recent meeting with Valencia. The most recent injury looks set to keep the full-back out for another two months or so.

Mendy, on the other hand, has been out since April with a tibia issue.

According to a report from Marca, Los Blancos are 'worried' about both full-backs injury woes and are keen to proceed with caution in their rehabilitation.

The report also provides some worrying revelations regarding Mendy's tibia injury. The French international is currently taking a 'break' from football activities due to mechanical issues.

Mendy legs are said to be 'not even' as a result of his tibia issues, and he is in pain when running or even walking. Due to this, Real Madrid's medical staff are unwilling to provide a timeframe for his return to football activities.

The injuries to Los Blancos' first-choice full-backs has led to the likes of Nacho Fernandez, Lucas Vazquez, David Alaba and even youngster Miguel Gutierrez getting run-outs at right and left-back in the opening months of the season. And despite the forced rotation in these positions, Carlo Ancelotti's side have started their La Liga campaign quite well - currently sitting top of the league.

Real Madrid will return to action on the 17 October when Athletic Bilbao visit the Bernabeu.

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