Real Madrid hit with another injury headache in attack as Luka Jovic picks up knock in Serbia’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Portugal
- Luka Jovic suffered the unspecified injury late in Serbia’s 4-2 defeat to Portugal
- Real Madrid striker was only on the field for a few minutes as late substitute
- But it was enough time to aggravate existing problem, according to Serbian FA
- He has been ruled out of Tuesday’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Luxembourg
The £53million summer signing from Eintracht Frankfurt aggravated an existing injury after coming on late in Serbia’s 4-2 qualifying defeat by Portugal on Saturday.
Jovic, who has played three league fixtures for Real since joining, hasn’t yet been released back to his club.
Luka Jovic (right) has suffered an injury setback during international duty with Serbia
Jovic’s injury setback is another blow for Real Madrid who are struggling for fit attackers
A statement released by the Serbian FA read: ‘In the game against Portugal he suffered a relapse from an injury he was suffering from when he joined up with the national squad, and having been examined by the medics, it has been determined that he won’t be able to play this Tuesday against Luxembourg.’
It comes as another blow for Real manager Zinedine Zidane, who is already without attacking options Eden Hazard, James Rodriguez, Isco, Marco Asensio and Brahim Diaz through injury.
Zidane started with two centre forwards in Jovic and Karim Benzema in Real’s 2-2 draw with Villarreal last time out, though it was Gareth Bale who scored two goals.