Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois will likely miss this week’s FIFA Club World Cup with the groin injury he picked up this Sunday in Mallorca, according to a report from MARCA. Courtois was ready to feature in the starting lineup as usual but sustained his injury during his warm up routine, so backup goalkeeper Andriy Lunin had to replace him in the lineup.
Courtois will get tests on his muscle injury this Monday but it looks like he will need to take some time off the fields in order to be 100% ready to face Liverpool in two weeks. Real Madrid’s schedule is going to be frantic, so the coaching staff should be patient with Courtois’ recovery considering how tricky muscle injuries are.
Lunin will be the starting goalkeeper in Madrid’s next few weeks. The Ukrainian player has been solid when given the chance so madridistas around the world will be hoping that he can keep those performances going.