- Rodrygo, Real Madrid youngster, is facing up to three weeks out with hamstring injury
- The teenager will miss the start of the new campaign after picking up a knock during pre-season
- Rodrygo completed a switch to Santiago Bernabeu this summer after agreeing a deal with Real Madrid in 2018
Rodrygo, Real Madrid youngster, has been ruled out of action for about three weeks with a hamstring injury
According to a post on the Spanish giants’ official website, the 18-year-old forward will now sit out of La Liga opener this weekend, after sealing a switch to the Santiago Bernabeu from Brazilian side Santos this summer
At the last count, the youngster was in action for Los Blancos throughout their pre-season, but will now concentrate on fighting his way back to regain match fitness.
"Following the tests carried out by the Real Madrid medical department on our player Rodrygo Goes, he has been diagnosed with an injury on his right rectus femoris [hamstring].
"His recovery will continue to be assessed,” the statement on Read Madrid's official website read in part.
Interestingly, Rodrygo's switch to the Spanish topflight was sealed during the summer of 2018, with Real Madrid coughing out about €45m (£40m/$55m) to Santos for the youngster, with an agreement in place that he would remain in the south American nation to continue to improve on his game.
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Rodrygo netted 10 times and five assists in 49 games for Santos before he was unveiled ahead of club’s summer pre-season programme.
Real Madrid kick-start their 2019-20 La Liga campaign on Saturday, August 17, away to Celta Vigo.
Legit.ng earlier reported that Spanish giants Real Madrid have reportedly stepped up their chase of signing Paris-Saint-Germain superstar Neymar by offering the French club cash and three players.
The three players are Brazilian star Marcelo, Isco and Varane as Los Blancos want Neymar before the close of the transfer window.
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