World Cup woe weighs France, as Benzema sustains injury in training
France and Real Madrid top striker, Karim Benzema, may be out of the World Cup after suffering an injury in training.
The 2022 Ballon d’Or winner left Saturday night’s training session, with French staff ‘very concerned’ with the severity of the injury.
It then emerged that Benzema had suffered a quadriceps tear and after undergoing tests, Le Parisien say the striker received the horrible news that he will play no part in the tournament.
Benzema had a world class 2021/22 season, bagging 44 goals and 15 assists as well as winning a League and Champions League double, scoring 15 in the latter. This season, he has been suffering with knee and hamstring issues, being limited to only seven league appearances.
The 34-year-old was put on a tailored training programme by the national team in the buildup to the tournament, in the hopes it would help with his injury struggles.
Since returning to the international setup in 2021 after a few years out due to some off-pitch issues, Benzema has scored 10 goals in 16 appearances for Les Bleus, becoming a key figure.
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