Bad news for Real Madrid! Vinicius Jr set for lengthy absence as thigh injury worse than first feared

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  • Vinicius suffered injury against Celta Vigo
  • To undergo scans today
  • Likely to be out for a month

WHAT HAPPENED? Vinicius Jr. pulled up with what seemed to be a leg injury in the 13th minute but originally sought to continue playing. He eventually walked off against Celta Vigo after just 18 minutes. Vinicius, however, was unable to continue and has now been added to the Santiago Bernabeu side's expanding injury list. According to The Athletic, the team expects him to be out for around a month due to his injury as he is due for scans today.

THE BIGGER PICTURE: Ancelotti originally downplayed the extent of Vincius' injury, claiming he didn't think it was very serious, a statement that could be supported by the fact that the winger initially tried to play on. However, it seems the Brazil international is now set to be sidelined for several weeks.

A statement from Real Madrid said: "Following tests carried out on Vini. Jr by the Real Madrid Medical Services, the player has been diagnosed with an injury to the right biceps femoris muscle. His progress will be monitored."

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WHAT NEXT FOR VINICIUS? The winger will miss out on games against Getafe, Real Sociedad and Atlético Madrid in La Liga, as well as the first Champions League match. He will also be forced out of the Brazil squad for the September international break.