Real Madrid have just confirmed that their Spanish winger is suffering from a ruptured cruciate ligament in his knee.
Real Madrid have confirmed Lucas Vazquez suffered a cruciate ligament injury during the Clasico with Barcelona on Saturday.
Vazquez collapsed after a violent duel with Barcelona midfielder Sergio Busquets and had to be substituted at the end of the first half as his side led 2-1 in the scoring.
It has not yet been determined how long the Spain international will be off the field, but it is certain that he will miss the rest of the season after the terrible diagnosis is confirmed.
Vazquez “hit but not shot”
A press release published on the Merengue website stated: “Following tests carried out on Lucas Vazquez today by Real Madrid Medical Services, he has been diagnosed with a posterior cruciate ligament sprain in his left knee. His recovery will continue to be assessed.”
Vazquez said he was “disgusted” by the news but pledged to support the capital club from the sidelines as they battle for a La Liga – Champions League double.
He posted on Instagram: “I’m going to have to help the team from the sideline for a while. Touched, but never down. If there’s one thing this club has taught me, it’s to always fight. At the moment, I am giving all I can to be back as soon as possible and help this team in the finals. Thank you all for your messages and your support. One goal – keep fighting for La Liga and UEFA Champions League! “
The 29-year-old could be leaving next summer as his contract expires at the end of the season.
Manchester United and Chelsea took an interest in whoever went through Madrid’s youth system before making his senior breakthrough in 2015.
Vazquez has been a key player for Zinedine Zidane’s side this season, having scored two goals and provided five assists in 24 La Liga appearances.
The winger helped his team take the lead at the mark quarter of an hour into the game against the Blaugrana. After a pass from Federico Valverde, he crossed for Karim Benzema who concluded with a heel in front of Marc-André ter Stegen. Madrid doubled their lead just before the half hour mark when Toni Kroos scored from a free kick, which was enough to seal the victory as Barca were unable to add a second following the reduction in the score. ‘Oscar Mingueza in the second half. The victory in the clash saw Zidane’s side come back to the height of Atletico Madrid at the top of the table ahead of the latter’s clash against Real Betis on Sunday. Barcelona are a point behind.