Karim Benzema's injury set alarm bells ringing. His small tear in the adductor muscle ruled him out of the clash with Valladolid and also of the match against Atalanta in the Champions League, but it seems like the Frenchman is gradually feeling better.
Despite Real Madrd fearing a more serious injury, 'Marca' reports that the French striker's recovery is going swimmingly and that, if he does not suffer any more injuries, the footballer will have no problems in playing against Atletico Madrid in the derby on 7th March.
However, it could get even better for Zinedine Zidane. The former Lyon man could even get back earlier.
According to the cited media outlet, Benzema could now be ready for Monday's La Liga clash with Real Sociedad. That is also a vital clash for 'Los Blancos'.
'Zizou' is clear that he will not risk his star player and that he will only play if he is 100%. That said, if the number '9' believes he is fully fit, he will play against the Basques as well.
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