A deathly hush descended upon the Santiago Bernabeu when Jude Bellingham did not immediately spring back to his feet against Rayo Vallecano.
There was a collective exhale as Bellingham groggily returned to the pitch. Yet, he winced through the remainder of a goalless draw with a heavily strapped shoulder, particularly when taking an ill-advised throw-in.
Almost no team in Spain had been able to halt the irrepressible 20-year-old but injury will take down even the greats.
Here are the latest updates on Bellingham‘s fitness and how much longer fans of Real Madrid and the England national team…