Sergio Ramos, against Kosovo this Wednesday in Seville.AFP7 via Europa Press / Europa Press
In the next two weeks, Real Madrid will face the decisive stretch of the season, which will mark their true self, and they will do so without Sergio Ramos . The captain has been injured again, this time due to a muscle problem in the inner calf of his left leg, according to the club, which will keep him out for about a month. Therefore, it is ruled out for the quarterfinals of the Champions League against Liverpool (April 6 and 14) and the classic against Barcelona (Saturday 10). In all of 2021, the Sevillian has not completed a game and has only been able to play four times, some of them symbolically and chasing a record with the national team. More noise at a time when his future is still up in the air, with a contract at the Bernabéu that expires in three months and negotiations stalled.
As the player himself explained in his networks, the new fall occurred this Wednesday, after the game against Kosovo in La Cartuja. “I was training on the pitch and I noticed a puncture in my left calf. Today they have carried out the tests and it has been confirmed that I have a muscle injury ”, he said. This mishap is different from the one that sent him to the operating room in January. Then it was due to a problem in the meniscus of the left leg and now it is muscular.
The last concentration with Spain had already revolved around the physical state of the Sevillian. After not traveling to Vigo two weeks ago with Real Madrid due to a blow to the left tibia, it was with the national team in this break. However, he only played 50 minutes in two stints against Greece and Kosovo. Before Georgia, he did not appear. Even so, both Luis Enrique and Ramos himself publicly assured that he was physically well. The tour of half Europe with La Roja helped him, of course, to add two more caps in his aspiration to reach the record number of 184 (now it is four), in the hands of the Egyptian Ahmed Hassan.
“Little by little I am finding the rhythm after a major knee injury ”, said the center-back on Wednesday after appearing five minutes in the match against Kosovo, moments before training on the La Cartuja pitch and feeling the puncture. This Thursday, on his return to Valdebebas, the injury has been confirmed.
His season is a continuous physical decline. He has already missed 18 games because of five stoppages. Was absent in the Champions League debut in October against Shakhtar; in November a fiber break stopped him; then came the injury to the meniscus in his left leg that left him out of nine games (including the first leg of the Champions League round of 16 against Atalanta and the derby at the Metropolitano); He shortened the deadlines to reach the European round, but two games later, against Celta, he had to stop again; and now this new misstep. In the middle, even some stomach problems sent him to the canvas against Celta at home on the day after New Year's Eve.
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