Real Madrid’s Luka Jovic suffered his mysterious fractured foot after falling off a wall in his home, according to a report from Serbia.
It was confirmed last week that the striker – who has struggled since moving to Madrid last summer after a stellar season with Eintracht Frankfurt – had broken a bone in his right foot, but the cause of the injury was unknown.
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The news disappointed fans and his employers, after he had already been sent to his home country of Serbia for failing to comply with lockdown rules in Spain during the coronavirus pandemic.
After it was confirmed that Jovic had suffered the injury, details around how it had happened remained unclear, with players being quarantined and returning to training just yesterday for the first time in two months.
It has since been revealed, however, that Jovic actually suffered the break after falling off a wall in his house in Belgrade. According to Serbian outlet Kurir, a source close to his family noted that he was ‘really injured’ during the incident.
“He fell from one wall, I don’t know how to explain it to you, and I don’t really understand how he managed it,” the source allegedly said.
“Basically, everything happened by accident.”
Real Madrid’s club doctor José Gonzalez is said to have confirmed that the injury Jovic suffered mostly ‘occurs due to severe, violent trauma or a fall from great height’.
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The injury could keep the 22-year-old out of action for up to two months, meaning he would miss the restart of La Liga, which is scheduled for 20 June.
Jovic made the move to the Santiago Bernabéu last summer in a deal worth a reported €60m, but has managed just two goals from 24 appearances.
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His failure to recapture his prolific form from the 2018/19 season, coupled with several reports of discipline issues this season, has cast doubt over his future at Real Madrid.
Jovic will hope that he can recover and put a disappointing first season in the Spanish capital behind him, in the hope of staying with Los Blancos.