Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos has been ruled out of Spain’s international friendlies against England and Belgium through injury, it has been confirmed.
The Los Blancos defender injury his should in the process of scoring a spectacular bicycle kick goal for his team in the 3-2 loss to Sevilla on Sunday.
Having suffered a dislocated should back in September – the same one his injured again at the Sanchez Pizjuan – the Spanish FA and Real Madrid are taking no chances on the star man’s fitness.
In quotes published by Canal Plus, the defender himself said he is in no shape to join up with the 2010 World Cup winners and needs to focus on is recovery now.
“First I have to recover. I hope to have a scan on Tuesday, but it will be difficult to go with the national team if I couldn’t continue today,” he commented.
And he added: “The priority is to recover because it is another relapse. I have played four or five games with injections and this is the type of injury that if you are not careful can cause a lot more problems.”
Following his withdrawal, national team boss Vicente del Bosque called up Real’s Nacho Fernandez as cover – a fine reward for some excellent form he has shown of late.