Dani Ceballos picked up what was meant to be a grade II ankle sprain when on Olympic duty but it turns out it was actually a complete ligament tear.
Dani Ceballos was on the end of an horrific tackle in Spain’s opening game of the Olympics against Egypt. The midfielder was sidelined for the majority of the tournament, returning to training a few days before the final but not making the squad.
The reason for that has now become clear – Ceballos suffered a complete tear in his anterior talofibular and calcaneofibular ankle ligaments, not a sprained ankle as was reported by Spain.
Real Madrid were said to be surprised to find that the Spanish medical team had misdiagnosed Ceballos’s injury so badly, leaving them more than a little angry that Ceballos was not given the right treatment for weeks while he remained on Olympic duty.
No timescale has been given for his return but rather than ‘weeks’ out of action that come with a sprained ankle, Ceballos is now looking at spending a couple of months on the sidelines.