Carlo Ancelotti has admitted that Jude Bellingham is still struggling with a shoulder injury despite a goal-scoring return for Real Madrid.
The midfielder sat out consecutive games before the international break.
He was forced to withdraw from the England squad for their final two Euro 2024 qualifiers after dislocating his shoulder against Rayo Vallecano.
However, he started against Cadiz on Sunday and was on the scoresheet once again.
Bellingham wrapped up a 3-0 victory on the road with a fine finish across the goalkeeper in the 74th minute.
He was withdrawn shortly afterwards, and his manager Carlo Ancelotti has admitted his star man still hasn’t fully recovered from his injury.
Speaking to reporters, the Italian tactician said: “Bellingham is fine.
“He still has the problem he had but he is fine with the protection.”
Bellingham’s strike made it 14 goals in 15 games in all competitions since his big-money arrival at the Bernabeu.
Meaning he has surpassed Cristiano Ronaldo’s record of 13 in the same number of matches.
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It will be interesting to see how the 20-year-old’s injury is managed going forward, given he evidently isn’t fully fit.
Real face Napoli in the Champions League on Wednesday before hosting Granada at the weekend.