Real Madrid players return from injury ahead of derby - FCNaija

La Liga By: Iseghohi Odianosen | 09/11/2017

Real Madrid players have returned from their various injuries ahead of derby clash with Atletico Madrid on November 18.

Dani Carvajal, Keylor Navas, Mateo Kovacic, Raphael Varane and Gareth Bale have all returned to training ahead of the game against Diego Simeone’s men.

Carvajal completed the last two training sessions with the rest of the available squad.

The right fullback has not played since the 3-1 Champions League victory over Borussia Dortmund on 26 September after being diagnosed with a viral pericardium infection.

Kovacic, meanwhile, has not played since suffering an adductor muscle injury in his right leg during the Champions League win over Apoel Nicosia on 13 September but he was able to undertake some light training but remains doubtful for the game against Atletico Madrid.

The double boost comes after Zinedine Zidane suggested at the weekend that both Gareth Bale and Raphael Varane should also be back to face Atletico.

Bale also trained on Thursday, while Varane has joined up with France for the upcoming friendlies against Wales and Germany.

Keylor Navas and Luca Zidane remain on the sidelines, but Marca recently reported that the former, Real Madrid's number one, should also be back to face Atletico.

"The team has just finished their second training session of the week over at Real Madrid City without the 13 players on international duty.

 Cristiano Ronaldo, [Karim] Benzema, Bale, Carvajal, Lucas Vázquez, Theo [Hernandez], Marcos Llorente and [Kiko] Casilla all trained on pitch 3 at Real Madrid City.