Real Madrid: Karim Benzema out for 5-6 weeks with Hamstring Injury

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema could reportedly miss upcoming fixture schedule after it was confirmed a hamstring injury suffered against Levante on Saturday will sideline him for five to six weeks.

Benzema who was substituted in the 24th minute of Madrid’s 1-1 draw on Saturday, after overstretching in an attempt to control a pass.

Benzema scored 11 goals in just 29 games across all competitions for Los Merengues over the course of an injury-hit campaign, proving his mettle as a vital part of Real’s attacking success.

Zinedine Zidane’s  changed side laboured to their second home draw of the season, as Lucas Vazquez cancelled out Ivi’s surprise opener, with Marcelo dismissed late on to compound Madrid’s frustration.

Spanish daily AS reported on Saturday that Benzema will be out of action for more than a month after having to withdraw from Saturday’s 1-1 draw after only 24 minutes.
“His recovery will continue to be assessed,” an official Madrid statement read. “Following tests carried out on Karim Benzema at the Sanitas La Moraleja University Hospital, he has been diagnosed with a muscular injury in the semimembranosus of his right leg.