Real Madrid confirm that Sergio Ramos has tested positive for Covid-19, forcing the defender to isolate himself … but he has already been sidelined with a calf injury that rules him out against Liverpool on Wednesday evening.
- Sergio Ramos has tested positive for the corona virus, Real Madrid confirms
- The central defender was already missing from the first team with a calf injury
- The captain did not travel with the team to Liverpool for their Liverpool game
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has tested positive for Covid-19.
The center-back has been missing for the capital club in recent weeks since returning from international service with Spain with a calf injury.
Ramos watched from the stands this weekend as Zinedine Zidane’s men defeated fierce rivals Barcelona to bring them to the top of LaLiga, before Atlético Madrid recaptured first place after their 1-1 draw with Real Betis.
Sergio Ramos has tested positive for Covid-19, Real Madrid confirmed Tuesday morning
Ramos was already out of Real’s Champions League quarter-final return leg against Liverpool, and he didn’t travel to the UK for the clash at Anfield on Wednesday night.
According to BrandRamos still got involved off the field during last weekend’s Clasico – acting as a peacemaker when the Barça players protested to officials after failing to award a late penalty for a foul on Martin Braithwaite.
Ramos is currently in the middle of a contract stalemate with Real Madrid.
Ramos returned from international service to Spain late last month with a calf injury
The 35-year-old’s deal expires this summer, and while he wants to stay at the Bernabeu, he’s sticking to a two-year deal.
While the club is willing to offer him the desired length of terms, they want the captain to get a 10 percent pay cut, said AS
Although the club wants to agree with all players, this appears to be a stumbling block for the Spanish captain.
Ramos’ contract expires this summer, with the defender not yet having to agree new terms with the club