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Courtois leaves Belgium’s camp with muscle injury

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It seems to be just a precautionary decision and the goalkeeper should be ready to play after the FIFA break.

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Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois left Belgium’s training camp and returned to the Spanish capital with a minor injury in his psoas muscle, according to a report published on Diario AS. It’s not a major injury and Courtois should recover in time for Madrid’s next match against Cadiz right after this FIFA break, per that same report.

Still, Courtois’ injury could be problematic if he finally isn’t able to play in that game, given that backup goalkeeper Andriy Lunin tested positive for Coronavirus this week and will likely have to quarantine some time before his tests come out negative, so Altube would be Courtois’ replacement now.

Either way, Courtois and Madrid’s medical staff are very confident about his actual chances of facing Cadiz. Apparently, Courtois’ injury is not a big deal and he returned to Madrid just as a precaution, so it will now be important for him to rest and make sure that he’s 100% ready before he rejoins the squad in training.