Former Arsenal midfielder Dani Ceballos, who has recently returned to Real Madrid, suffered a nasty looking ankle injury while playing for Spain’s Olympics team.
Spain, who have taken a strong squad to Tokyo 2020, are considered among the favourites to go all the way and win the gold medal this summer.
Ceballos, who has spent the previous two seasons on-loan at Arsenal, is one of the most high-profile players competing at the tournament.
However, his race appears to have been run already, with the midfielder having suffered a nasty ankle injury during the opening game against Egypt.
Ceballos’ ankle, under challenge from Egypt’s Taher Mohamed, bent in a truly gruesome direction, leaving it extremely swollen.
🚨| Official: The Spanish FA confirms that Dani Ceballos has suffered an ankle injury. His situation will be assessed over the next 48 hours to find out the extent of the injury. #rmalive pic.twitter.com/bLcnWasvmS
— Madrid Zone (@theMadridZone) July 22, 2021
A lesão de Ceballos no Egito vs Espanha dos Jogos Olímpicos. Um lance típico de “foi só bola” 🤷♂️ pic.twitter.com/9SX06pvzeR
— Betano Portugal (@Betano_PT) July 22, 2021
It’s hard to imagine the 24-year-old being able to play a game of football any time soon, so you imagine he’ll be returning to Madrid for treatment ahead of the new season.
For his sake, let’s hope it’s nothing too serious.
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