Real Madrid have revealed club captain Sergio Ramos has picked up an injury to his left hamstring casting doubt over whether he’ll ever play for the club again with his contract expiring in the summer.
The Spaniard has endured an injury-plagued campaign and has been forced to watch from the sidelines for much of the season.
Ramos has featured in just one of Zinedine Zidane’s side’s last 16 La Liga outings due to various knocks, though he was a surprise inclusion in the starting XI for the second leg of Real’s Champions League semi-final tie on Wednesday night.
Zidane’s decision to throw Ramos into the deep end after nearly two months on the sidelines represented a huge risk, and the gamble ultimately backfired with the 35-year-old looking massively off the pace as Real crashed out of the competition following a 2-0 defeat at Stamford Bridge.
Not only did the clash spell the end of Los Blancos’ Champions League hopes for the season, it could well affect their La Liga title aspirations with the club now confirming Ramos has picked up another injury – presumably during said outing.
The club took to their official website to confirm the news, though they offered no details regarding how long a lay off Ramos is facing.
“After the tests carried out on our player Sergio Ramos by Real Madrid’s medical services, he was diagnosed with tendinosis of the semimembranosus muscle of his left leg – pending evolution,” the statement read.
With no official news on how long Ramos is expected to spend in the treatment room, any projections would purely guesswork. However, it seems highly unlikely he’ll be fit to face Sevilla on Sunday in Real’s potentially crucial top-of-the table clash.
Zidane’s side currently sit second in La Liga – level on points with Barcelona but two behind leaders Atletico Madrid – with four games of the season remaining.
Should the injury rule Ramos out for the rest of the season, we may well have seen the last of him in a Real Madrid shirt with his contract expiring in the summer and still no news over a new deal.