Rafael Benitez seems to be moving from one catastrophe to another as yet another Real Madrid superstar suffers an injury. Karim Benzema picked up a hamstring injury during Francea s 4-0 win over Almeria and is expected to be out for 3 weeks. .

Karim Benzema recently made headlines as he expressed his frustration with Rafael Benitez for regularly substituting him since taking over the reins from Carlo Ancelotti. However, it seems that his desire to play 90 minutes coupled with Didier Deschampsa insistence on using him in a friendly has backfired on the Frenchman.

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As reported by Goal.com, Didier Deschamps revealed after the match that Karim Benzema had suffered a knock during the friendly and that his condition would be further evaluated by the medical team.

“Benzema has felt some great discomfort behind the thigh, [that’s why] we take him off straight away. I hope that it is nothing serious but we don’t know yet.”

According to Marca, Real Madrid are furious with the national team manager for allowing Karim Benzema to remain on the pitch for 80 minutes considering the fact that it was a friendly fixture. The striker has been released from the national team and is likely to miss the encounter against Celta Vigo, Levante and PSG.

The injury comes at a particularly challenging time for Rafael Benitez as he struggles to cope with the mounting number of injuries at Real Madrid. The Spaniard lost both Danilo and James Rodriguez to the FIFA virus with Pepe, Gareth Bale and Sergio Ramos each picking up an injury subsequently. Now with Karim Benzema also ruled out due to a hamstring strain, Real Madrid seem to be running out of options especially since they dona t have a substitute striker in their ranks.