Real Madrid forward Luka Jovic probably can’t expect a huge amount of sympathy from the club’s backroom staff after fracturing a heel bone in an as yet explained mishap at home in the Spanish capital.
The misfiring striker, who has scored twice in 24 games since a €65 million move from Eintracht Frankfurt last summer was reported this week to be a €40 million target for Milan but now faces anything up to a three month recovery, something that may prompt the Italian club to look elsewhere over the summer.
Jovic had been allowed to go home to Serbia earlier in the Covid-19 crisis but had been brought back to Spain after breaking his country’s lockdown regulations in Belgrade prompting president, Aleksandar Vucic, to threaten him with arrest if he stepped out of line again.
"I am very sorry that some people did their job unprofessionally and did not give me the correct instructions on how to behave in self-isolation," Jovic said in what was one of the greatest non-apologies of all time.
It may well have taken badly by those who deal with him back at Real, including medical staff who would presumably have had a role in advising the player on protecting himself from a virus that has hit Spain particularly badly.