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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:
Ramos Hit by Hamstring Blow
Wednesday, Feb. 4
The club's official Twitter feed shared the news, as the centre-back was replaced by Nacho:
After the match, manager Carlo Ancelotti commented on Ramos, via Dermot Corrigan of ESPN.com:
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.