Real Madrid suffer huge injury hit as a key player has been diagnosed as having left sciatica following initial tests. Sportskeeda

According to a report from the official press, Real Madrid star Thibaut Courtois has been diagnosed with left sciatica and is scheduled to undergo further examination.

Sciatica pain is a result of the sciatic nerve. It’s typically due to an overgrowth of a bone , or a herniated disk. The use of ice packs, medicines and physiotherapy are the most popular methods for treating this condition.

Courtois In the meantime, Courtois has been a key component of the Carlo Ancelotti’s team in the Santiago Bernabeu. Courtois is the Belgian custodian has played more than 190 matches in the squad of Los Blancos since arriving from Chelsea in the year 2018. In his time, he has allowed 176 goals, and maintained 77 clean sheets during his stint at Los Blancos.

He has also been an a crucial player at Real Madrid this season as well. He’s played in nine games, scoring six goals, and kept the score at three.

It’s not clear whether the 30-year-old has to miss an extended period due to an injury. Los Blancos are blessed with Andriy Lunin, and Luis Lopez as back-up options. But the absence of Luis Lopez, the former Chelsea man is sure to be a huge blow for the club.

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti reviews the match against Osasuna

Real Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti

Real Madrid are set to play Osasuna on the field of La Liga on October 3 at the Santiago Bernabeu. They Madrid giants have had an unbeatable start to their campaign thus far with 18 points in six games.

But, Barcelona have a chance to be at the top of their table scoring 19 points after playing one more game than Los Blancos. Carlo Ancelotti underlined the importance of every game this stage of the season, saying in a press conference before playing (via

“We’re at the crucial point of the season. We have a number of games in a brief time. We’re about to begin another crucial period because we’re in La Liga and the Champions League . The rotation of players is crucial. We’re fortunate to have a very solid team and the players will be devoted and demonstrate their skills during this time”.

The Italian manager went on add:

“It’s an important stage in the season and our challenge is to be a winner each and every match. We need to build an excellent run through LaLiga HTML0and be able to qualify for an appearance in the Champions League Round of 16 prior to the World Cup. The team appears to be in good shape They’re focused and show excellent attitude”

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