Sergio Ramos undergoes surgery on his left knee with the Real Madrid captain set for 6-10 weeks on the sidelines which would see him miss crucial LaLiga and Champions League fixtures
- Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has undergone surgery on his left knee
- The defender has not played since Real’s Super Cup defeat last month
- He returned to training this week but was forced to have an operation
- The 34-year-old could miss crucial European and LaLiga fixtures
Real Madrid have confirmed that Sergio Ramos was forced to undergo surgery on a knee injury that has kept him sidelined since last month.
The defender has not played since Real’s Super Cup defeat by Athletic Bilbao in January but there were hopes he would not require an operation after returning to training this week.
However, the club announced on Saturday that the 34-year-old had been treated for the persistent meniscus injury.
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has been forced to undergo surgery on his left knee
‘Our captain Sergio Ramos has been successfully operated on today for an injury to the internal meniscus of his left knee,’ the club said in a statement.
‘Ramos will begin the recovery process in the next few days.’
The club did not say how long Ramos would be out of action, but the Spanish media are reporting that he will be ruled out for six to 10 weeks.
There were hopes he would not require an operation after returning to training this week
But Real announced on Saturday that the defender had successfully been treated for the injury
That would see him miss Real’s Champions League last-16 tie against Atalanta and possibly most of the rest of the LaLiga campaign.
Zinedine Zidane’s side are currently third in the Spanish top flight, level on points with Barcelona and 10 behind leaders Atletico Madrid.
Ramos will likely miss Real’s game with the table-toppers in five weeks time and could miss El Clasico at the Bernabeu on April 11.
The defender is out of contract at Real at the end of the season and is yet to agree to a new deal, meaning he is free to secure a pre-contract agreement with clubs outside of Spain.
The centre back has been offered a two-year contract on the same £10.8m-per-year net deal that he is on now.
The 34-year-old is set for six to 10 weeks on the sidelines and could miss crucial fixtures
He is currently exercising his right to pass on the first offer on the basis that, with the 10 per cent pay cut the players have agreed to take during the pandemic, accepting the same money means, in effect, earning less.
The defender has won 18 trophies during his 15-and-a-half year spell with the LaLiga side.
Ramos was pivotal in Real’s title win last season scoring six goals in the club’s last 11 games as they overtook Barcelona.
Real have only managed to win three of the six league games the centre back has missed this season with the defender contributing three goals in all competitions.
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