Sergio Ramos reveals calf injury which is set to see him MISS Champions League quarter-final against Liverpool and reunion with Mohamed Salah… with Real Madrid captain picking up muscle problem on international duty with Spain
- Sergio Ramos picked up an injury in Spain’s win against Kosovo on Wednesday
- The Real Madrid captain looks set to miss the Champions League quarter-finals
- A reunion from the 2018 incident with Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah won’t happen
- Ramos spoke of a ‘tough few weeks’ in an emotional Instagram post on Thursday
Sergio Ramos revealed he has picked up a calf injury whilst on international duty and the Real Madrid captain looks set to miss the Champions League quarter-final against Liverpool.
The 35-year-old featured for Spain against Kosovo on Wednesday but in an emotional Instagram post today, Ramos revealed he had picked up a problem in his left calf.
Reports coming out of Spain indicate Ramos will be out for a month, meaning he won’t be available for Zinedine Zidane as they take on Liverpool in the last-eight, with the first-leg taking place next week.
Sergio Ramos revealed he has picked up a calf problem in an emotional Instagram post today
The 35-year-old featured for Spain against Kosovo on Wednesday but picked up an injury
He will also miss El Clasico against Barcelona at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano on April 10.
Ramos began: ‘The truth is that I have been a pretty tough few weeks. An intervention is always a sporting and emotional break.
‘Luckily, for a few days now I have been feeling better, but in football as in life, bad luck also plays a role.
‘Yesterday, after the game, I was training on the pitch and I noticed a puncture in my left calf. Today I have been tested and it has been confirmed that I have a muscle injury.
‘If there is something that hurts me, it is not being able to help the team in these highly demanding matches in which we play the season and also not being able to return the love and energy that you transmit to me on the pitch.
Ramos was involved in a tussle with Mohamed Salah which saw the Egyptian pick up an injury
Salah was in tears in the 2018 Champions League final (pic, consoled by Cristiano Ronaldo)
‘I can’t do anything but speak frankly, work hard and cheer on the team with my soul.’
Madrid’s record without their captain in Champions League games is poor – in their last 10 outings in Europe’s premier competition without Ramos, they have lost seven games.
Ramos famously was involved in Mohamed Salah’s injury in the 2018 Champions League final against Liverpool, which saw the Reds’ star man leave the pitch in tears with a shoulder problem.
Madrid went on to win the final 3-1, Ramos’ fourth Champions League triumph with the club and third as captain.
Ramos has won four Champions League crowns while at Madrid including three as captain
However, the Spaniard’s long-term future is currently up in the air, amid a deadlock in talks of a new deal.
His contract expires at the end of the season and while the player wants a two-year extension, Madrid president Florentino Perez is reportedly only offering one year.
Ramos has been at Madrid for 16 years, since a move from Sevilla in 2005, and has won a multitude of trophies at the club.
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