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OFFICIAL: Courtois medical report

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Ankle sprain for the goalkeeper.

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Real Madrid published a medical report on goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, who sufferes an ankle sprain.

Following the tests carried out by the Real Madrid medical department on our player Thibaut Courtois he has been diagnosed with a grade 2 sprain to his left ankle. His recovery will continue to be assessed.
Source: Realmadrid.com

Courtois could miss at least a month with this injury, which means that Keylor Navas has a good chance to prove his worth and keep the starting spot even after Courtois recovers from his injury.

The Belgian goalkeeper was expected to be the undisputed starter this season but this injury could be problematic down the road. Navas was rumored to be on his way out of the club but he will stay, so Courtois will need to fight hard if he wants to start on a consistent basis.

If Courtois works hard, he could be ready for the start of the season, but Real’s medical staff will not rush him back.