Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos tests positive for coronavirus

The latest development comes as Ramos is already nursing a calf injury he picked up in recent international duty

Sergio Ramos in a file photo. (Credit: Twitter)
By Karthik Raman | Apr 13, 2021 | 2 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Real Madrid skipper Sergio Ramos has tested positive for coronavirus, the club announced. The 35-year-old has already been out of contention for this week’s Champions League clash against Liverpool through injury. He is currently recovering from a calf injury he picked while representing Spain in the recent international duty. It is not clear for how many matches, Ramos will be sidelined.

“Our player Sergio Ramos tested positive in the last Covid-19 test he performed,” Real Madrid said in a statement on Tuesday. The Spanish centre-back will reportedly stay in isolation for 10 days as per the COVID-19 quarantine protocols.

He is the second Madrid player to contract the coronavirus. Last week, French centre-back Raphael Varane tested positive for COVID-19. Even though Ramos missed the last three matches, including the El Classico, through the injury, he was a vocal presence on the sidelines. Now, he will have to stay away from his teammates due to the positive test.

The current campaign has been one of the most difficult ones for Ramos in his career. The defender has missed a plethora of games owing to multiple injuries. Infact, he has made just 20 appearances for Los Blancos this term in all competitions.

However, in those limited games, he has scored four goals and provided one assist. Nacho Fernandez, who often steps up in Ramos’ absence, might have to fill his boots untill he returns from injury. With his current contract set to expire this summer, it is not clear where Ramos’ future lies.

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