Real Madrid right-back Dani Carvajal has suffered a big hamstring injury during today’s training session and will miss the rest of the season. Carvajal made his return to the starting lineup against Chelsea last Tuesday after recovering from a previous injury, but now he will be forced to miss even more games.
Carvajal injured his hamstring in training today, he will miss the remainder of the season.
— Lucas Navarrete (@LucasNavarreteM) April 29, 2021
Carvajal has been very injury-prone in recent years and Real Madrid don’t have an obvious replacement for him, given that backup right-back Alvaro Odriozola has been a liability on defense every time he’s been given the chance.
This leaves Real Madrid in a very tough spot for Wednesday’s return leg in London. Starting left-back Ferland Mendy is still questionable for that game, so Nacho could be needed on the left flank of the defensive line. Sergio Ramos rejoined the squad in training today and should be available, so Militao will likely be the one replacing Dani Carvajal against Chelsea.