Sergio Ramos Injury: Updates on Real Madrid Star's Hamstring and Return

Gianni Verschueren@ReverschPassFeatured Columnist

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Real Madrid have been rocked by the loss of Sergio Ramos to a torn hamstring injury. The defender isn't expected to return for at least a month.

Continue for updates.

Ramos Recovery Timeline Emerges

Friday, Feb. 6

Madrid expect Ramos to miss both legs of the Champions League Round of 16, confirmed by Carlo Ancelotti on Friday, via ESPN FC's Dermot Corrigan. Spanish football reporter Nicholas Rigg highlighted instant Clasico fears:

Dermot Corrigan @dermotmcorrigan

Ancelotti: "The injury to Ramos is important - five weeks."

Nicholas Rigg @nicholasrigg

Marca reporting Ramos out for 5-6 weeks, missing both Schalke matches but could return for Clasico on March 21-22. #realmadrid

Ramos Hit by Hamstring Blow

Wednesday, Feb. 4

Real Madrid were hit by the injury bug on Wednesday during their clash with Sevilla, as star defender Ramos was forced to leave the pitch inside of 10 minutes with a hamstring injury.

The club's official Twitter feed shared the news, as the centre-back was replaced by Nacho:

#CHAMP13NS 🇺🇸🇬🇧 @realmadriden

8' First change for Real Madrid: @SergioRamos walks off after an injury, @nachofi1990 comes on #RealMadridvsSEV #RMLive

After the match, manager Carlo Ancelotti commented on Ramos, via Dermot Corrigan of ESPN.com:

Dermot Corrigan @dermotmcorrigan

Ancelotti: "“I believe they are both out. Sergio had a hamstring problem. We cannot judge it yet, must wait some days."

The veteran defender has been a fixture for Los Blancos along the back four for years, usually pairing with either Pepe or Raphael Varane. Known as one of the best defenders in Europe, he's undoubtedly among the top defenders in the game today.         

The injury could not come at a worse time for Ancelotti, who most cope without his talisman in the upcoming derby against Atletico Madrid.


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