Really bad news for Real Madrid. The club has made an statement announcing the important injury of Toni Kroos, one of the key players for Zinedine Zidane. The German midfielder has broken the fifth metatarsal of his right foot, so he will be out of the pitch between 4 and 6 weeks. Therefore, it’s very complicated for him to play again in 2016 and arrive to the FIFA World Cup in Japan.
Toni Kroos travelled to Germany after the game against Leganés. He felt some pain in his foot so he spoke with the doctors of his national team and Real Madrid. After a few tests in Munich and Köln. the doctors said that he had the metatarsal broken. At least, he won’t need to have surgery.
According to the predictions, Toni Kroos will be out of the pitch between one month and six weeks, so he will miss for sure all the games in 2016. In these two months, Real Madrid will face Atlético Madrid or Barcelona in La Liga, Sporting Portugal or Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League and the FIFA World Cup.
Toni Kroos was a key piece for Zinedine Zidane. Actually, he has played 11 games in a row after the injuries of Casemiro and Luka Modric in the midfield, including the Copa del Rey game against Cultural Leonesa. Playing as a stopper, Kroos has shown a great level so far this season.
Real Madrid are quite unlucky with injuries at the start of the season. When the team has just recovered Luka Modric, who played some minutes against Leganés, another midfielder will be out a few weeks. Besides, Casemiro, the other stopper, is also injured and won’t be back until December, presumably. It will be important to see which player can play in this role for the next games. The first test is a huge one against Atlético in the derby at Vicente Calderón.