Ferland Mendy is being one of the negative notes in the preseason of Real Madrid and that is that the French player has not yet trained with his teammates, much less has he been able to play a minute in the three friendlies that the whites have played due to an injury.
The full-back suffered a strained soleus in his left leg before the league game against Getafe on April 18 and recovered in time to play the second leg of the Champions League semi-finals against Chelsea on May 5. But the Frenchman was injured again and after the game he was diagnosed with a shin splints that forced him to miss the end of the season and the European Championship with France.
And since then we haven’t heard from Mendy. Carlo Ancelotti’s Madrid returned to work on July 5 and the French defender has been working inside the Valdebebas facility alone and has yet to step on the pitch.
At first it was estimated that the recovery time would be between 3 and 6 weeks and at the end of July I could already work with the group, but the inflammation has not yet decreased and it is already going on for three months. At the white club they are not optimistic and believe that Mendy could miss the initial leg of the season. The whites will debut in LaLiga 2021/2022 on Saturday August 14 against Alavés in Mendizorroza and with each passing day there are more options to see Marcelo starting as a starter on the left-handed side.