Vinicius was due to return against Athletic Club on April 21 but Zinedine Zidane didn’t want to take any risks with his injury.
He wasn’t involved in the following matches against Getafe and Rayo Vallecanoeither before finally getting some minutes on the pitch against Villarreal and Real Sociedad.
Vinicius was called up to the Brazil senior squad for the first time for their March internationals but had to pull out through injury. His wait to earn his first senior cap for his country will go on.
The full squad is as follows
Goalkeepers: Alisson (Liverpool), Ederson (Man City), Cassio (Corinthians).
Defenders: Dani Alves (PSG), Fagner (Corinthians), Alex Sandro (Juventus), Filipe Luis (Atletico), Thiago Silva (PSG), Marquinhos (PSG), Miranda (Inter), Militao (Porto).
Midfielders: Casemiro (Real Marid), Fernandinho (Man City), Arthur (Barcelona), Allan (Napoli), Coutinho (Barcelona), Paquetá (Milan), Everton (Gremio).
Forwards: Neymar (PSG), David Neres (Ajax),
Richarlison (Everton), Roberto Firmino (Liverpool) y Gabriel Jesus (Man City).