The Brazilian and Real Madrid forward, Vinicius Jr, will reportedly miss two and a half months of football due to a hamstring injury. The Galacticos announced that the 23-year-old had picked up a tear in his left femoral bicep, which is affecting the tendon in his hamstring, during Brazil’s 2-1 loss to Colombia in the CONMEBOL World Cup 2026 Qualifier.
Vinicius Jr has already missed a month’s worth of football in August and September due to a hamstring injury. But now, the current blow is thought to be more serious after he returned to Real Madrid to get it checked-up as per the report from ESPN.
When the Brazilian was asked about an update on his fitness, he was quoted as saying to 3 na Area, “Same injury as last time, I had a bump and felt it a little later. Tomorrow I'm going to do tests and see how it goes. I think it's difficult (playing against Argentina) from what the doctors said. We're going to try everything.”
The 23-year-old took to his official X account to share a picture of himself in his No. 7 shirt for Brazil, captioning it, “We will come back stronger.”
The statement from Real Madrid about the fitness of Vinicius Jr read, “Following tests carried out today on our player Vinicius Jr. by the Real Madrid Medical Services, he has been diagnosed with a tear in his left femoral bicep which is affecting the tendon in his hamstring. His recovery will be monitored.”