- Bellingham scored a brace against Girona before being forced off with injury
- England midfielder suffered a sprained ankle could be out for up to three weeks
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Real Madrid midfielder Jude Bellingham is reportedly facing up to three weeks on the sideline after suffering an injury.
The England midfielder continued his remarkable debut season in the Spanish capital with a brace as Real thrashed Girona 4-0.
However, the 20-year-old required treatment for an ankle injury before hobbling off in the second half.
A club statement said: ‘Following tests carried out today on Jude Bellingham by the Real Madrid Medical Services, he has been diagnosed with a sprain in his left ankle. His recovery from him will be monitored.’
According to Fabrizio Romano, Bellingham will be out for two to three weeks, meaning he will miss some crucial games.
Real Madrid midfielder Jude Bellingham is reportedly facing up to three weeks out with injury
The England international scored a brace against Girona but was later forced off
Bellingham looked to be in pain, with Real later confirming he suffered a sprained ankle
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The Champions League last-16 first leg against RB Leipzig on Tuesday night will certainly come too early for Bellingham.
He is also likely to miss league games against Rayo Vallecano, Sevilla and Valencia.
The injury to Bellingham will come as a huge blow to Real, given he is the club’s top goal scorer so far this season.
His brace on Saturday night took the former Borussia Dortmund star’s tally to 20 goals in 28 appearances across all competitions.
The thrashing of Girona has seen Carlo Ancelotti’s side extend their lead at the top of the table to five points before turning their attention to European football.
Source: Daily Mail