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Deschamps reveals Benzema’s injury is “a knock”

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The attacker should be more than ready to play the Euro.

France v Bulgaria - International Friendly Photo by Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema was forced to leave the field during the first half of the friendly against Bulgaria with what was feared to be a knee injury. France coach Didier Deschamps talked to the press shortly after the game and said that the injury isn’t that serious.

“It was a pretty big knock and we didn’t have to take any risks. It wasn’t a muscle injury or nothing with the ligaments. We have great doctors and we’ll do what we have to do, right now there are no problems with the injury, he will improve with time and it’s not a big deal. We didn’t want risks and that’s why we made the substitution,” said Deschamps.

Benzema should be ready to face Germany on June 15th, which will be France’s debut game in the Euro. Now, he will likely get some rest for a few days so that he is able to be in great condition when the tournament kicks off.