Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has been given a double injury boost after the club confirmed that both Keylor Navas and Dani Carvajal returned to the training session on Wednesday as Los Blancos began the preparation for the La Liga decisive trip to Deportivo de la Coruna on Saturday (14 May). However, Gareth Bale and Lucas Vazquez couldn't complete the workout with the rest of their teammates and it is still uncertain whether the duo will be ready to play at the weekend.
Navas and Carvajal played the full 90 minutes in the last week Champions League victory over Manchester City but missed the following La Liga win over Valencia due to some fitness issues. Kiko Casilla and Danilo replaced the duo against Los Che as Los Blancos secured their 11th consecutive victory in the domestic competition. They will arrive at the final game of the season only one point behind Barcelona in the table, needing a victory over Deportivo and the Catalans to drop points at Granada to win the title.
Zidane handed two days off to his players ahead of the crucial weekend and on Wednesday morning was given a double boost after his number one and the first-choice right-back returned to the workout.
"The squad were back in training at the Real Madrid City as they began to prepare for the last La Liga game that will be played this Saturday against Deportivo at Riazor (5pm CEST). Carvajal and Keylor Navas completed the session with the group, in which physical and ball work were equally prominent," Real Madrid confirmed.
Bale, meanwhile, missed the victory over Valencia after the Welshman suffered a joint strain in his right knee during the win over Manchester City. The former Tottenham star couldn't train with the rest of the group on Wednesday but stepped up his recovery by doing some running with the hope of returning in time for the visit to Riazor.
Vazquez's participation in the final game of La Liga looks more doubtful though after the Spaniard picked up a medial collateral sprain in his left knee during the game against Valencia.
The club added about the duo: "Bale was out running alone, having a few touches of the ball, meanwhile Lucas Vázquez continued his recovery process."
Following the La Liga game with Deportivo, Real Madrid will have two weeks to prepare for the Champions League final against Atletico Madrid on 28 May.