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Luka Jovic’s father says the player is “depressed and scared” after injury severity was revealed

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Milan Jovic says his son was surprised by the diagnosis.

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Luka Jovic’s father spoke to Serbian outlet, Kurir, after news broke that his son had fractured a bone in his foot while in quarantine. Milan Jovic explained where the injury originated and the disappointment his son is now feeling.

“Luka is depressed and a little scared,” he told reporters. “It’s terrible. We were surprised by the news, we did not expect this. He was preparing at his home in Belgrade, following the training program he received from the club and during an exercise he felt great pain.”

Neither the player nor his father thought the injury would be so severe. “Who knew that it was so serious? He was preparing to be like never before, to go back and be the best and now this has happened. Nothing is known yet, more detailed exams are needed to know for how long he’ll be out.”

La Liga is set to resume in late June, but most reports indicate that Jovic will be out for 6-8 weeks. After he recovers, he will likely require an additional 2-3 weeks of preparation time to re-acquire his fitness levels. Given the above timeline, it seems Luka Jovic’s first season at Real Madrid is finished.