Arsenal-linked Real Madrid striker Luka Jovic picked up a foot fracture in individual training, ruling him out for the next six-to-eight weeks.

Luka Jovic (Photo via Jovic on Instagram)
Luka Jovic (Photo via Jovic on Instagram)

Madrid journalist Arancha Rodriguez reports that Luka Jovic has an extra-articular fracture in the calcaneus bone of the right foot. The result is six to eight weeks out, a fairly significant setback for the striker.

The Guardian report that Jovic picked up the injury whilst training at home. The medical staff discovered it during routine tests ahead of the resumption of individual training on Monday.

Jovic was already having a less-than-ideal spell with Real Madrid so far. In their 39 matches this season, he started eight, scoring twice.

Less than a year after signing, the Spanish media were talking about him as a makeweight in a deal for Aubameyang. Real are reportedly interested in the Arsenal striker, and considering offering Jovic in return.

This injury doesn’t rule out that possibility, given the shifting end to the season. The Premier League will probably only restart in mid-June, at least five weeks from now. So Jovic will recover long before the campaign actually ends.

All the same, it’s just another obstacle for Jovic to face in his first campaign in Spain.