Courtois injured? Real Madrid goalkeeper replaced by Lunin in starting XI for Mallorca clash following warm up

Thibaut Courtois Belgium 2022 World CupGetty
  • Courtois injured during warm up
  • Replaced by Ukraine international Andriy Lunin
  • Madrid five points off leaders Barcelona

WHAT HAPPENED? Champions League-winning goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois appeared to pick up an injury during the pre-match warm up for Real Madrid's match against Mallorca. According to multiple reports, this was due to an issue with his left leg. He was replaced by 23-year-old Ukrainian international Andriy Lunin.

THE BIGGER PICTURE: Courtois has been a pivotal figure between the sticks for Madrid this season, and with Ancelotti's team five points behind league leaders Barcelona, fans will be hoping that Courtois' injury isn't a serious one.


Thibaut Courtois Real Madrid Supercopa España 2023Getty ImagesCarlo Ancelotti 2022-23GettyAndriy Lunin Real MadridGetty Images

WHAT NEXT FOR COURTOIS? Currently, it's hard to tell how serious Courtois' injury is, given that he only picked it up in the pre-match warm up. Madrid fans will be waiting with baited breath for any official confirmation from the club.

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