Sergio Ramos: Iker Casillas injury is unlucky

Sergio Ramos: Iker Casillas injury is unlucky


Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos has said Iker Casillas was unlucky to be injured on his return to the Los Blancos first team in the Champions League match against Galatasaray.

The Santiago Bernabeu side won 6-1, with Cristiano Ronaldo grabbing a hatrick, along with two goals for Karim Benzema and one for Isco. But the only negative on a hugely impressive evening for the team was the injury to Casillas.

The World Cup winner was replaced after just 15 minutes after an innocuous elbow from Ramos with Los Blancos under early pressure from the home side. Although he received treatment on the field, Casillas had to be replaced by Diego Lopez.

Fortunately, the rib injury is not serious and the 32-year-old shot stopper should be back in training in around four days.

Speaking after the win, Ramos said: “It was a collision in which he didn’t know if Drogba was behind him, we lacked a bit of communication and I jumped and unluckily collided with Iker. It is something that stopped him from carrying on by it doesn’t look like anything serious.

“Hopefully he will be back with us as soon as possible. If he did say something to me, I did not hear it. The Galatasaray fans should be congratulated for how they encouraged their team. It was very difficult to communicate with the rest of the team.”