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Ceballos could miss remainder of the Olympics with sprained ankle

The midfielder will stay in Tokyo trying to recover in time for the last few games of the tournament if Spain make it there.

Egypt v Spain: Men’s Football - Olympics: Day -1 Photo by Masashi Hara/Getty Images

Real Madrid midfielder Dani Ceballos suffered a sprained ankle during Spain’s opening game of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics against Egypt and could miss the remainder of the tournament, according to reports published on the Spanish press.

Ceballos got tests on his ankle on Monday and is currently undergoing intense treatment which could allow him to potentially play the Final or even the Semifinals if Spain make it that far.

Ceballos will stay in Tokyo trying to recover, as Spain seem to be one of the candidates to fight for the gold medal in the Olympics. He’s an important player for coach De La Fuente, so his presence in the lineup during the last few games seems certain as long as he manages to recover from his sprained ankle in time.

Usually, Ceballos would need three or four weeks to recover properly from his injury. With the Final scheduled for August 6th, it’s clear that Ceballos would be rushing his recovery process trying to help his team win a medal. Whether or not he will actually be able to make it in time remains to be seen.