Tests conducted on the South American revealed that he had a torn biceps femoris in his left leg, which also affected the distal tendon, doctors said.
The attacker, injured in Brazil’s match against Colombia in the South American qualifiers for the 2026 World Cup, will miss the rest of Real Madrid’s matches this year and will be out for eight to 10 weeks.
This is the Brazilian’s second muscle injury this season, after a month out with a torn biceps femoral muscle in his right leg.
The disease hit Vinicius Junior when he was going through his best season of the season, with three goals and an assist in the last two matches of Real Madrid, against the Portuguese side Braga and the Spanish about Valencia, to break a streak of 32 days without scoring and, in particular, after recovering the form that made him a difference.
This is the South American’s third injury since he landed at Real Madrid in 2018, despite playing almost every game (4,759 minutes last season).
A rupture of the external ligament of the right knee in March 2019 and a rupture of the aforementioned joint in May of this year are the only ailments of Vinicius so far this season.
The Madrid team is also without Thibaut Courtois and Eder Militao, long out due to knee injuries, as well as Kepa Arrizabalaga, Arda Guler and Dani Ceballos due to muscle problems.
Included in that list are Aurelien Tchouameni who broke his toe, Jude Bellingham (shoulder dislocation) and Eduardo Camavinga (torn right knee ligament).