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Karin Benzema to miss World Cup with injury: France star left squad ahead of Qatar opener with thigh problem

Karin Benzema to miss World Cup with injury: France star left squad ahead of Qatar opener with thigh problem

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Karim Benzema participate with France 2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar ends later Real Madrid The attacker suffered the injury in his first full training session with the defending champions The team announced.

The 34-year-old Ballon d’Or winner had to withdraw from Saturday’s training which immediately caused concern among Didier Deschamps’ coaching staff.

Tests at the ASPETAR facility in Doha revealed that Benzema suffered a left thigh injury significant enough to rule him out of France’s campaign this winter. CBS Sports understands that initial indications are that he will be out for four to six weeks, with his club team, Real, expected to carry out their own scans to confirm the severity of the injury.

Benzema played just 27 minutes last month and has been suffering from knee and hamstring problems of late before this latest injury which was suffered without physical contact with anyone else.

Ahead of the French Opener Vs Australia At the Al Janoub Stadium on Tuesday, Deschamps has until Monday to replace him — 24 hours before Les Bleus’ first game and the cut-off date.

Benzema and the defender Raphael Varane Clairfontein was training separately from the French contingent and this was the pair’s first session with their teammates.

Christopher Nkunku Was dramatically sidelined and substituted due to injury in training before leaving France Randal Color when Marcus Thuram The traveling team was added after the initial announcement.

Presnell Kimpembe Also ruled out through injury and replaced by Axel Diasy Paul PogbaN’Golo Kante, and Mike Magnan Deschamps was already out of action before picking his squad.

Benzema has five La Liga goals so far this season for Real, who he helped win the UEFA Champions League last campaign.




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