It’s a difficult place to heal and runs a pretty high risk of infection. I once missed about 2 weeks with an infection that sprung up during the course of a single training session and resulted in my foot swelling to the point we had to cut my boots off.
Again, there are players who get you on the edge of your seat when you see them coming down on goal - Nunez is completely the opposite. I literally always expect him to miss. Not sure what’s the issue there since he was scoring for fun at Benfica - maybe he just needs to have a proper bedding in period and not feel the burden of his price tag. That said, his “Darwin Nunez missed sitters 2022/23” YouTube compilation will definitely be longer than the one of his goals.
That’s why we bought him for, at least long term. Certainly not to play on the left or be 50-50 between those two positions. Can do a job on the left for certain periods, but we need him to be a success central. It’s different when he comes off the bench and we’re chasing it. We’ll see if it can work with him central and Mo in his position while Mo is still here. When we have more games with that being the case.
I think there’s absolutely nothing in the Tchouameni “links”. No reason at all for Real to let him go this summer after one season and he’s their only holding midfielder on paper. Who has done alright, certainly not for them to immediately rush into selling him. Can think of a number players who have a more problematic first season and situation.