Earlier in the day, rumors began to circulate that Karim Benzema had nearly fully recovered from his injury and that he could make a comeback to France’s squad to participate in the World Cup. The superstar of Real Madrid was forced to withdraw from the competition after suffering an injury while preparing for the competition in training.
However, it is interesting to note that France did not end up bringing in a substitute for him. This indicates that legally, he might return to the squad if he was fit enough to do so.
Benzema Can Potentially Return To The Squad, Reportedly
The news gave people reason to believe that Benzema would be able to rejoin the French team and participate in the competition’s knockout stages. That would have been an unexpected and shocking turn of events, to put it mildly. However, it appears that there is still another turn in the plot at this point.
According to reports from RMC Sport, Benzema is currently not in good enough shape to return to playing, and as a result, he will not be joining the French side. As he continues his rehabilitation, the striker is scheduled to resume training on Thursday in Madrid; however, he will do so separately from his teammates.
A new chapter has been added to the Benzema and World Cup saga, as the Real Madrid star was speculated to make a sensational comeback. If Benzema had suffered an injury that he could recover from in a little more than a week, then it goes without saying that he would not have left the camp that the French national team was using for the World Cup.
France Will Be An Uphill Task For Other Teams If Benzema Returns
It is undoubtedly a more significant issue than the one that caused him to withdraw from the race. However, if France does wind up having a strong showing in the competition, there is a possibility that he will be able to return to action by the time it happens.
However, this raises the question of whether or not the French national team should bring him back into the fold, given that they have been successful without him thus far in the World Cup competition. Consequently, taking everything into account, it would be unexpected for Benzema to wind up participating in this World Cup. But you should never, ever say never.