Karim Benzema’s agent shares horrific foot injury Real Madrid star suffered before scoring goal
Karim Benzema’s agent has shared footage of the Real Madrid striker’s horrific foot injury suffered against Rayo Vallecano.
And although the Frenchman needed five stitches to close the gaping wound, he played the full 90 minutes and even scored.
His agent, Karim Djaziriclaims the horrific cut was suffered in the tenth minute due to a stamp from a Rayo player, and Benzema played the next 80 minutes in pain.
Djaziri tweeted: “Yesterday @Benzema after 10 minutes an opponent taps his foot, but as usual he says nothing, plays the whole game in pain, even manages to score!
“At the end, the doctor gave him five stitches in the locker room.”
The game ended 2-1 against Real at the Bernabeu, with Benzema’s 31st-minute opener being canceled out by Raul de Tomas before Rodrygo picked up a late winner.
Unfortunately for Benzema, the cut means he is doubtful for Real’s penultimate game of the season at Sevilla as his side seek to hold off rivals Atletico Madrid in the fight for second place in League.
It’s no surprise given the horrific nature of Benzema’s injury, as seen in video from his agent, who is most certainly not for the faint-hearted.
His goal in the game meant that four out of the last five seasons the 35-year-old has reached the 30-goal mark in all competitions.
It certainly won’t be enough to see him win back-to-back Ballon d’Ors, but his effort against Rayo once again shows why he’s a club captain and an icon for the fans.
Benzema is no stranger to putting football before injury, with his signature hand strapping due to the long-term need for surgery that would see him miss playing time.