Fabio Coentrao Injury: Updates on Real Madrid Star's Knee and Return

Rory Marsden@@roomarsdenFeatured ColumnistOctober 6, 2014

SALVADOR, BRAZIL - JUNE 16:  Fabio Coentrao of Portugal during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group G match between Germany and Portugal at Arena Fonte Nova on June 16, 2014 in Salvador, Brazil.  (Photo by Felipe Oliveira/Getty Images)
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Updates from Friday, Nov. 7

Fabio Coentrao is nearing a first-team return after he took part in training with his Real Madrid colleagues on Friday.

Nicholas Rigg of AS provides the latest:

Updates from Monday, Nov. 3

Fabio Coentrao remains sidelined by a knee problem as Real Madrid prepare for the visit of Liverpool.

Nicholas Rigg of AS reports:

Updates from Friday, Oct. 31

Carlo Ancelotti has confirmed Fabio Coentrao will play no part in Real Madrid's weekend clash against Granada.

Nicholas Rigg of AS provides the latest:

Updates from Wednesday, Oct. 29

Carlo Ancelotti has revealed Fabio Coentrao is now back in full training following his recent knee injury.

Nicholas Rigg of AS provides the update:

Updates from Tuesday, Oct. 14

Fabio Coentrao has moved a step closer to a return to action following the knee injury that sidelined him from the current international break.

Marca reported the following on the Real Madrid star:

Fábio Coentrão, who is recovering from a twisted knee, was able to take to the turf and work with the ball on Monday morning in Madrid, but trained alone.

Original Text

Real Madrid left-back Fabio Coentrao is set to miss Portugal's two upcoming internationals after being released from the squad Monday because of a knee injury.     

Euro Qualifiers provided the news via Twitter:

A statement released by the Portuguese Football Federation (h/t AS) read: "Fabio still has pain in his left knee and the medical department believe he is not fit for selection."

Portugal face France in a friendly on Saturday ahead of their second Euro 2016 qualifier away to Denmark on October 10.

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New head coach Fernando Santos will take charge for the first time after Paulo Bento vacated the role in the wake of his side's shock qualifying defeat at home to Albania last month.

Portugal are in desperate need of a victory after a poor World Cup campaign and the Albania loss, and Coentrao's absence could prove problematic considering his quality and experience on the international stage.

With Santos beginning a new era for the Portuguese national side he would likely have wished to have a full compliment of senior players in the squad.    

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