Vinicius Junior has reportedly left Brazil’s national team after suffering an injury.
That’s according to transfer expert Fabrizio Romano, who claims the Real Madrid star has been forced to withdraw from international duty after picking up a muscle injury.
??? Vinicius Junior leaves Brazil NT camp with immediate effect due to muscle injury after medical tests made today.
?? Understand Vini will travel back to Madrid already tonight to be assessed.
Told feeling is that this injury is bit less serious than last one. pic.twitter.com/xrLv2D3SGY
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) November 17, 2023
Becoming the latest big name to drop out of national team duty, Vinicius Junior will now travel back to his domestic club to undergo more tests to discover the true extent of his injury.
According to Transfermarkt’s injury database, the South American’s last spell on the sidelines was caused by a hamstring injury suffered in August which kept him out for four games. Romano has hinted the attacker’s latest knock may not be as serious as his last — suggesting he could return before the end of the year.
Ultimately though, Real Madrid’s medical department will need to examine the 23-year-old before any kind of timeline can be put on his recovery.