Real Madrid have been dealt a blow with Sergio Ramos ruled out with injury which will last for month due to a calf problem and wont be playing in their Champions League quarter-final against Liverpool.
The 35-year-old defender, just recovered from a knee injury, came on as a substitute in La Roja’s 3-1 win over Kosovo in their world cup qualifier game on Wednesday.
The world class Spain defender would miss the Champions League quarter-final, as well as the anticipated El Clasico against Barcelona on 10 April.
He wrote on his Instagram page: “The truth is that I have had some difficult weeks. Surgery is always difficult both in a sporting and emotional sense.
Lately I have been feeling much better, but in football, as in life, bad luck also plays a vital role.
“Yesterday, after the game (against Kosovo) I was on pitch training and I discovered a little puncture in my left calf. I have gone for further tested and it was confirmed that I have a muscular injury.
“If I’m asked if anything hurts me, I would say it’s for me not to be able to be on my team and help do what I love to do most when we have a very challenging game to play ahead and not to exchange or give out the energy and love I got from my team mate and fans.
“I can’t do anything other than speaking frankly, work hard and cheer on the team with all my soul and all I’ve got within”
Real Madrid have also confirmed the injury but hasn’t given a time he would recover or would return to the field.
An official statement from Real Madrid read: “After the tests carried out on our captain, Sergio Ramos, today by the Real Madrid medical department, he’s diagnosed with a muscular injury to the internal calf in his left leg. His recovery will be monitored