Bellingham out 3 weeks with high ankle sprain

Jude Bellingham will be out for three weeks after suffering a high ankle sprain in Real Madrid’s win over Girona in LaLiga on Saturday, the club have confirmed.

Bellingham scored twice in the 4-1 victory against title rivals Girona that saw Madrid go five points clear at the top of LaLiga, but the England international came off before the hour mark with an injury to his left ankle.

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Madrid coach Carlo Ancelotti said after the match that Bellingham would undergo tests, and Madrid confirmed on Sunday he suffered a sprained ankle.

The injury comes at a busy time for Madrid. They return to Champions League action on Tuesday with a round-of-16 tie against RB Leipzig before facing Rayo Vallecano in LaLiga next weekend.

Bellingham is Madrid’s top scorer after taking the tally for the season to 20 in all competitions — 16 of which have come in LaLiga.

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