Real Madrid boss, Carlo Ancelotti, has downplayed the seriousness of Karim Benzema’s injury.
Benzema was was forced off in the first half of their 3-0 Champions League win at Celtic on Tuesday.
The France international limped off with half an hour played at Celtic Park after feeling discomfort in his right knee and was replaced by Eden Hazard, who went on to contribute a goal and an assist.
“It doesn’t seem worrying. We’ll have to wait tomorrow for tests,” Ancelotti said in his post-match news conference, when asked about the extent of Benzema’s injury “The first evaluation doesn’t seem very serious, but we’ll have to wait for tomorrow.”
“[Benzema] felt something in his knee,” goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois told Movistar. “We’ll see, I hope it isn’t serious. If it is, there are other players who can come in.”
Vinicius Junior opened the scoring in the 56th minute of the group F opener before Hazard played in Luka Modric to double Madrid’s lead and then the Belgian wrapped up the scoring himself, dispatching Dani Carvajal’s cut back.