Karim Benzema receives INJURY SCARE ahead of France’s Euro 2020 campaign after he is forced off in the first half of friendly against Bulgaria… but coaching staff allay fears by claiming he came off with a ‘knock’
France have been given an injury scare just days before the Euros kick off after Karim Benzema was forced off in the friendly against Bulgaria.
Just three days before Euro 2020 gets underway and a week ahead of France’s opening fixture against Germany, Real Madrid striker Benzema went down injured in the first half against Bulgaria.
After sustaining the injury, Benzema immediately signalled to the bench to be replaced, before dropping to the ground at the Stade de France.
Karim Benzema was forced off injured in the opening period against Bulgaria on Tuesday night
The experienced Real Madrid striker was replaced with just minutes remaining in the first half
After treatment on the pitch, Benzema was eventually replaced by Olivier Giroud with just minutes remaining in the opening period on Tuesday night.
It was a hugely worrying sign for France, but according to Get French Football News, the country’s coaching staff reportedly told a pitchside reporter that Benzema received a ‘knock’ and nothing more serious.
Further reports from French television channel TF1 claim that Benzema limped down the tunnel at half-time, but was able to move without any assistance.
More to follow…
Benzema talks to France boss Didier Deschamps on the sidelines after being replaced