Sergio Ramos reveals a calf injury that will make him MISS Real Madrid’s Champions League quarter-final against Liverpool … and a reunion with Mohamed Salah (whom he injured in the 2018 Champions League final)
- Sergio Ramos was injured on Wednesday in Spain’s victory over Kosovo
- The Real Madrid captain seems to miss the quarter-finals of the Champions League
- A reunion of the 2018 incident with Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah will not take place
- Ramos spoke in an emotional Instagram post about a ‘tough few weeks’ Thursday
Mohamed Salah’s chance to take revenge on Sergio Ramos in the Champions League quarter-final next week has been ruined by the Real Madrid captain’s latest injury problems.
Ramos will miss Tuesday’s first leg with a calf load that will likely keep him out of the second leg at Anfield a week later as well.
After being out for two months with a knee injury that required surgery in February, Ramos, 35, played five minutes in Spain’s win over Kosovo on Wednesday, but complained of a muscle ache during the warm-down.
Sergio Ramos revealed in an emotional Instagram post today that he picked up a calf problem
The 35-year-old played for Spain against Kosovo on Wednesday, but suffered an injury
On Thursday, he posted a message on Instagram that supported the suggestion that his latest setback could keep him out for the next month.
“If there is one thing that hurts me, it is not being able to help the team in these demanding games where the season is at stake,” he said.
Ramos ended Salah’s participation in the 2018 Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid with an error Jurgen Klopp likened to a ‘wrestling hold’.
Madrid’s record without their captain in Champions League matches is poor – in their last 10 appearances in Europe’s premier league without Ramos, they’ve lost seven matches.
Ramos was engaged in a fight with Mohamed Salah in which the Egyptian was injured
Salah was in tears in the 2018 Champions League final and was comforted by Cristiano Ronaldo
It also means that Ramos will miss El Clasico against Barcelona on April 10 at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano.
The Spaniard’s future is currently in the air, amid a deadlock in talks over a new deal.
His contract expires at the end of the season and although the player wants a two-year extension, Madrid president Florentino Perez is reportedly only offering one year.
Ramos has been in Madrid for 16 years, since moving from Seville in 2005, and has won numerous trophies at the club.
Ramos has won four Champions League crowns while in Madrid, including three as captain