The young Brazilian arrived at Real Madrid at the start of the 2019-20 season although his transfer was done a year earlier for 45 million euros. He is one of the flagship players of the new transfer philosophy of Los Blancos, focused on bringing the best young talent in the world, exemplified by the likes of Valverde, Vinicius, Odegaard, Kubo and, of course, the Brazilian himself.
Rodrygo quickly began to show his quality with Real Madrid’s first team last season despite having started the campaign with Real Madrid Castilla. In his first year at Los Blancos he played 26 games and scored 7 goals, which was not bad for an 18-year-old in the most important team in the world.
So far this season he had already played 17 games and was being a regular performer at Zinedine Zidane’s starting eleven. During the match against Granada CF on December 23rd, Rodrygo was injured and it as later confirmed that it was a considerably severed injury. The Brazilian suffers an injury affecting the tendon in the hamstring and will not play for three months.
Let us remember that tendons are in constant use due to their function of joining the muscle with the bone and in this particular season, clubs like Real Madrid have been playing 2 games per week since September. Rodrygo’s injury is a little easier to understand if we consider that he is one of the players with the most appearances for Real Madrid so far this season.
Now, the most important thing is to focus on the recovery of Rodrygo since a lot of players who suffer this type of injury have relapses due to hastening their return, which is not advisable for a 19 year old player with a big future ahead of him. In addition, Real Madrid have just recovered Eden Hazard, precisely from a muscle injury (caused because he was rushed to come back from a previous injury) and have Vinicius Jr. and Asensio as options for that position so they have the chance to give Rodrygo the necessary time for a full recovery.