Real Madrid confirm Marcelo will be out with dislocated shoulder
Real Madrid have confirmed that Marcelo has suffered a dislocated shoulder after their game against Granada on Sunday night. The left-back picked up the shoulder injury during the game but the extent of the injury was unknown until Tuesday. An initial MRI scan showed there was no fracture but Madrid have published the complete medical report only on Tuesday after a full examination was completed.
The official report was published on their site which read, “After tests carried out today on the player Marcelo at the Sanitas La Moraleja University Hospital, he has been diagnosed with an acromioclavicular shoulder joint dislocation. His recovery will continue to be assessed”.
It is not yet confirmed the exact time period he will be out for but it is speculated that he would miss the Champions League tie against Roma. Marcelo had an off game against Granada where he wasn’t at his attacking best.
The Los Blancos have a tough four games left to play this month, starting with Atletic Bilbao this weekend followed by their round of 16 clash against Roma in the Champions League on the 18th of February. They play Malaga that same weekend and end the month with a crucial game against Atletico Madrid
Zidane will be hoping he will have Marcelo available for the Madrid Derby as he is slightly short on quality options at left-back. Danilo has not played for Los Blancos’ after his poor performance against Real Betis. That leaves Zidane with Nacho and Arbeloa as his other options who haven’t featured much this season.
Important win against Granada
Zidane’s side managed to scrape out a win at Granada where they didn‘t play with much fluency and were susceptible at the back. It looked like Granada had done enough to earn a point, before Modric’ dramatic late strike gave Real Madrid all three points.
Zidane decided to focus on the result rather than the performance saying, “"I will focus on the win and the three points, which were very important for us, When we play away we face a team and their fans. It is normal for it to be harder than at home”
“It was tough to get the win because it is a difficult pitch. The opponents have good players and make things difficult. That is football and we are not going to win every game easily”, he added.
Zidane will be hoping Marcelo will make a speedy recovery but for now, they will have to make do with one of their three backup options in the game against Bilbao on Saturday.