Karim Benzema

34-Year-Old ForwardF
Real Madrid
La Liga

France

OUT
Injury Thigh
Est. Return 12/31/2022
Officially out for World Cup
FReal Madrid
OUT
November 29, 2022
Benzema (thigh) has no chance of returning for the World Cup, manager Didier Deschamps told reporters Tuesday ahead of Wednesday's match against Tunisia.
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That ends a short-lived rumor of his return, but doesn't change that the medical situation in the French team isn't ideal with minor muscular injuries cutting the tournaments short of three players. Benzema will now focus on returning to fitness by the end of December in anticipation of league play.
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21 days ago
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Facing conflicting reports
FReal Madrid
OUT
November 28, 2022
Benzema (thigh) isn't dealing with as serious an injury as announced, his club have determined according to Mario Cortegana of AS.
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Already back with club
FReal Madrid
OUT
November 21, 2022
Benzema (thigh) has returned to training at Madrid's Valdebebas facility on Monday and will work on his recovery over the next month, according to Santiago Siguero of MARCA.
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Ruled out of World Cup
FReal Madrid
OUT
November 19, 2022
Benzema has been ruled out of the World Cup after re-injuring his thigh in training Saturday.
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Ruled out against Australia
FReal Madrid
OUT
November 19, 2022
Benzema (quadriceps) is out for Tuesday's World Cup opener against Australia, according to ESPN FC.
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Departs training early
FReal Madrid
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November 19, 2022
Benzema (quadriceps) departed training 15 minutes after joining the full team session Saturday, reports RMC Sport.
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