Dani Ceballos picked up what looked to be a painful ankle injury when he played for Spain their first game at the Olympics this week.
Rather than be part of Real Madrid’s pre-season, the La Liga side gave Dani Ceballos permission to play for his country at the Olympics in Japan, giving him a platform to appeal to other clubs without disrupting their own pre-season.
Ceballos started Spain’s 0-0 draw with Egypt but was taken off at halftime after the awful tackle you can see below, one of two Spanish players to pick up injuries in the game.
Taher Mohamed was booked for the ‘challenge’.
Before that tackle, Barcelona’s Oscar Mingueza had been injured in the sixth minute after a hard tackle by Ahmed Abou El Fotouh. Although the referee went to the monitor, he only issued a yellow card for what could also have been been a straight red.
Mingueza was only able to continue for another three minutes before signalling he needed to be taken off.
Both players are major doubts for Spain’s game on Sunday against Australia.