Karim Benzema finally got his hands on the Ballon d’Or trophy – and surprisingly there were no bandages wrapped around his fingers.
The Real Madrid star inspired his side to an impressive double triumph in La Liga and the Champions League last season.
And at the age of 34, Benzema recorded his best goalscoring season in history, recording 44 goals in 46 appearances.
But for all the accolades of the Frenchman, one common question that football fans still want to know is why does Benzema always wear a bandage on his right hand?
Fans are used to seeing the Frenchman’s right hand wrapped in bandages during goal celebrations.
Many thought that this brought him luck, but there is another reason behind it.
Benzema wraps it around his hand before every game to protect an injury he suffered in 2019, left with a broken right little finger against Real Betis.
Benzema collided with defender Marc Bartra and ended up breaking his right little finger when he tried not to fall hard to the ground.
The Ballon d’Or winner was told the operation would keep him out for two months but Benzema decided to wait until the end of the season to have the operation which was a success.
However, Benzema rushed his rehabilitation period to be available for next season, which led to another blow to his hand.
As a result, the player had to wear the bandage forever as it did not give him enough time to heal. /