The Merengue captain will be forced to spend the next 10 days in quarantine after contracting the coronavirus.
Sergio Ramos tested positive for Covid-19 ahead of Real Madrid’s second leg against Liverpool in the Champions League quarter-finals on Wednesday. The Merengue captain missed the first leg of the game last week with a calf injury, but Zinedine Zidane’s side still managed to score an impressive 3-1 victory in his absence, as well as in the absence of Raphaël Varane.
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Real Madrid will again have to do without Sergio Ramos at Anfield on Tuesday night as they seek to validate their ticket in the last four of the competition, the Spaniard having been diagnosed with coronavirus after the club’s latest round of medical checks. The La Liga giant confirmed the news in an official statement, which reads: “Real Madrid CF announces that our player Sergio Ramos tested positive in the last COVID-19 test that was carried out.”
Sergio Ramos has missed Real Madrid’s last three games with injury, with his last appearance for the club coming in the second leg of their Champions League round of 16 with Atalanta on March 16. The 35-year-old will now have to self-isolate for 10 days in accordance with Covid-19 quarantine protocols, and will not be allowed to return to action until he releases a negative test after that period. .
As well as staying away from the Liverpool fixture, Sergio Ramos will also not be available for the Merengues in the next two La Liga fixtures at Getafe and Cadiz. The 2010 world champion could be set to return when Zidane’s side face Real Betis at the Santiago Bernabeu on April 24, but only if he has fully recovered from the coronavirus and his calf problem.
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Sergio Ramos suffered an injury-disrupted season in 2020-2021, which limited his overall contribution to the cause of Real Madrid. The Spain international has been sidelined for 27 matches in all competitions due to a variety of different injuries and ailments, with Nacho often stepping in to fill his place at the heart of the defense. Sergio Ramos has only made 20 appearances for Madrid in total this season, scoring four goals while delivering one assist.
Sergio Ramos’ latest formality comes at a time when his future at Madrid is in question, with his current contract set to expire at the end of June. The Merengues have yet to offer new terms to their captain and it has been suggested that he will leave the Spanish capital this summer amid ties with Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United. Real Madrid will only have six La Liga games left by the time they are able to return to the pitch, but may also be in the Champions League semi-finals, and much could still depend on the impact that he will have at the end of the season.