The French Football Federation announced on Thursday the exclusion of midfielder Eduardo Camavinga from the national team camp. In an official statement, the federation revealed that Camavinga sustained an injury during the team's training on Wednesday, and a medical examination confirmed a knee sprain.
The 20-year-old player will depart for Real Madrid to undergo further medical examinations. According to the Spanish newspaper "Marca," Camavinga's initial estimated absence is six weeks, but the Madrid club's management is not optimistic and believes he may need eight weeks for a complete recovery.
The report also mentioned that Camavinga will undergo a new examination on Thursday, including magnetic resonance imaging at the training ground of the royal club to assess the severity of the injury.
In response to Camavinga's absence, Didier Deschamps, the coach of the French national team, decided to call up Khephren Thuram, a midfielder from Nice, as a replacement. Thuram will join the national team camp on Friday and will wear jersey number 6.
The French national team is preparing for two upcoming qualifying matches against Gibraltar and Greece on the 18th and 21st of this month, as part of the Euro 2024 qualification campaign. The absence of Camavinga, a young and promising player, is undoubtedly a setback for both the national team and Real Madrid, and his recovery progress will be closely monitored by fans and football enthusiasts alike.