Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos won’t appear for the club again this season having been ruled out of the final two games of the season.
The vice-captain picked up a calf injury in the 1-1 draw with Juventus on Wednesday and played through the pain as Los Blancos aimed to overturn a 2-1 deficit to reach the final in Berlin. But he underwent tests on Friday and has been ruled out of games against Espanyol and Getafe as Real look set to miss out on major honours at the end of the campaign.
“After undergoing tests at La Moraleja Santias hospital [on Friday], Sergio Ramos was diagnosed with a first-degree muscle injury in the soleus muscle of his left leg,” a statement on the club’s website read.
It’s been a disappointing end for Real and manager Carlo Ancelotti, whose squad has been hit by a number of injuries to key players. Luka Modric missed three months on the season in the winter, but made his comeback in March. He then picked up another knee injury just weeks later ruling him out of the Champions League semi-finals and the La Liga run in.
Ramos has scored seven goals in 40 appearances in all competitions for his club this season.