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Karim Benzema Suffers Injury in Al Ittihad’s Victory: Will He Be Fit for El Clasico Against Al Hilal?

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Veteran French Striker Karim Benzema Injured in Saudi Roshen League Match

During a recent match in the Saudi Roshen League of the 2023-2024 season, Karim Benzema, a well-known French striker, sustained an injury. The incident occurred when he collided with Moroccan defender Jawad Al-Yamik at the 36th minute of the first half. Benzema fell to the ground in pain, requiring immediate medical attention.

The medical staff of Al Ittihad, Benzema’s team, provided initial aid on the field. However, after just two minutes, Benzema decided to leave the match due to the injury. As a result, Joao Felipe “Jota,” a Portuguese player, took his place on the field in the 42nd minute.

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Today, on Tuesday, Benzema is scheduled to undergo a medical examination to assess the extent of his back injury. Although the injury is not considered serious according to a source close to Al Ittihad, the club wants to ensure Benzema’s ability to participate in the upcoming El Clasico against Al Hilal in September next year.

Currently, Al Ittihad leads the Roshen league with 12 points from 4 matches, showcasing their strong performance in the tournament.

Source: RT+media

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