Real Madrid: After the storm comes the calm
Muscle injuries have affected Real Madrid so far this season, with their number of casualties being far higher than the average predicted by FIFA.
In contrast, the players’ recovery periods are within the right timeframes. Let’s hope it’s just the price that all teams pay to adjust to a new fitness regime.
There are a few players who are set to return, and we have analysed their situations. After the storm comes the calm.
He is a one of the world’s best players, and in the last two seasons he has played 52 games a year with Chelsea.
We think that this is an isolated incident, and although the muscle has been slow to recover, if Los Blancos remain cautious, they should not have to worry about this kind of injury.
The soleus muscle is becoming more well known amongst football fans. It is a muscle that is difficult to recover from quickly, but James has shown in his career that he responds to injuries in a more rapid fashion than most players.
His desire to return and rejuvenate his Real Madrid career will only act as motivation for the Colombian.
He is a young player with the physical conditions to give good performances and to have a low risk of muscle injuries.
However, in recent months, he has suffered three muscle-related setbacks. The injury to the front of the thigh is the most common for a footballer, and he should only return once he is fully healthy.