Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos is uncertain for their Clasico clash with Barcelona and their Champions League quarter-final versus Liverpool after getting an injury on global task.
The centre-back returned from action with Spain previously today following a previous injury lay-off, just for the club to validate that he has actually suffered a muscle issue in his left leg.
It implies the 36-year-old looks nearly particular to remain next week’s crunch clash for Zinedine Zidane’s side, as Jurgen Klopp’s Reds head to the Spanish capital with a semi-final area at stake throughout the 2 legs.
The Blancos captain was a late replacement in Luis Enrique’s side’s win over Kosovo previously today, just going into the fray in the 86th minute after investing much of 2021 sidelined with a knee injury and after that a calf issue.
Now he appears to have actually gotten yet another knock, with the club verifying that they are waiting for more outcomes prior to identifying the length of time he will be out for, with ideas that it might be approximately a month.
“After the tests carried out today on our captain Sergio Ramos by the Real Madrid medical services, he was diagnosed with a muscle injury in his left leg,” Madrid exposed in a main declaration. “It is pending further evalua.”
The Spaniard will likely remain both his side’s first-leg encounter in the Spanish capital on Tuesday with the Reds, and after that the reverse component simply over a week later on at Anfield.
It hands even more headaches to coach Zidane, who is currently hoping that Toni Kroos and Federico Valverde do not miss out on the video game, however likewise robs the match of among its more intense subplots.
In the 2018 Champions League Final in Kiev, in which Madrid and Liverpool squared off, Ramos was accountable for dislocating Reds striker Mohamed Salah’s shoulder with an arm-lock difficulty, as soon as which required the Egypt global – probably his side’s most valuble risk – from the field after simply 25 minutes.
A Gareth Bale brace ensured Real went on to declare another European crown, with Ramos coming under fire for his conduct – although Salah would have the ultimate victory when he assisted guide Liverpool to the title a year later on versus Tottenham, as Madrid slipped to a last-16 exit versus Ajax.
Ramos’ lay-off is not just a blow to Madrid’s European aspirations however likewise their domestic hopes too, as their captain will likewise remain the current model of the Classico, which is sandwiched in between the 2 legs versus Liverpool.
With league leaders Atletico having actually suffered a substantial drop in type to unlock of the title race in La Liga because the turn of the year, both Ronald Koeman’s Blaugrana and Los Blancos are secured a three-way difficulty.
Victory over second-place Barca would likely enable Madrid to leapfrog them, supplying they do not mistake in their very first video game back this weekend versus Eibar.