Real Madrid stars are doubtful for the derby clash against Atletico Madrid at the weekend following the various injuries the players sustained.
Karim Benzema, Eder Militao, Eden Hazard, Alvaro Odriozola and Jesus Vallejo are all doubtful for the clash against Diego Simeone’s team.
Benzema was forced off against Celtic in the Champions League and since then he has missed the clash against Real Mallorca in the La Liga and RB Leipzig in the Champions League.
The Real Madrid medical team is not sure if they would allow the captain to feature in the El-Derbi with international games around the corner for France, or wait for him to get into full fitness before he is given game time.
The Frenchman is getting better by the day and he is getting into shape soon than expected by the coaching and medical staff.
Benzema is expected to be back on the training pitch this Wednesday. As he has shown on other occasions, the Frenchman overcomes muscle injuries with some ease.
France will face Austria and Denmark in the international break and manager Didier Deschamps will count on Benzema to lead the line for Les Bleu.
Real Madrid was in a similar situation last season before the clash against Paris Saint-Germain at the Parc des Princes in the first leg of the second round nine months ago where Benzema was risked to play against Kylian Mbappe and co and it was a success at last.