Real Madrid confirm Grade II sprain for Ramos

By Jon Fisher 11 October 2016 61
Real Madrid confirm Grade II sprain for Ramos

Real Madrid have confirmed captain Sergio Ramos sustained a Grade II sprain to the medial collateral ligament in his left knee on Spain duty on Sunday.

The centre-half landed awkwardly after contesting a header during the World Cup qualifier against Albania and had to be substituted in the 80th minute.

Team doctor Oscar Celada confirmed straight after the game in Shkoder - which Spain won 2-0 - that Ramos had damaged the ligament but hoped it would only be a short-term injury.

The former Sevilla defender underwent tests on Monday with Madrid outlining the results in a statement.

It read: "After tests on Sergio Ramos at the University Hospital Sanitas La Moraleja, he has been diagnosed with a Grade II sprain of the medial collateral ligament in his left knee. His recovery will continue to be assessed."

Reports in Spain suggested the 30-year-old is facing up to a month on the sidelines.

He could miss LaLiga games with Real Betis, Athletic Bilbao, Alaves and Leganes as well as the Champions League doubleheader against Legia Warsaw.



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