Solari confirms Benzema fractured finger

Karim Benzema fractured his finger in Real Madrid’s win at Real Betis, coach Santiago Solari has confirmed.

Benzema suffered the injury during Sunday’s 2-1 victory at the Benito Villamarin, which was sealed by a late Dani Ceballos free-kick.

Striker Benzema fell heavily on his right hand and was in obvious pain as he left the field shortly before the half-time interval. Benzema did not return to the pitch for the second half with Solari sending on Cristo Gonzalez for his LaLiga debut.

Solari confirmed Benzema fractured his finger in a post-match interview but gave no expected timescale for his recovery.

Benzema has featured 19 times in league play, scoring seven goals while adding two additional assists.

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