Sergio Ramos is likely to miss three games after Real Madrid confirmed on Thursday the defender has sustained a hamstring injury.
Ramos came off towards the end of the first half of Spain’s 6-0 victory over Germany in the Nations League on Tuesday.
After undergoing tests under the supervision of Real Madrid’s medical team, Sergio Ramos has picked up a hamstring problem,” Real said in a statement, as reported by The Dailystar.
He is expected to be out for 10 days, which would mean Madrid being without their captain for their Champions League group game away at Inter Milan, as well as La Liga matches against Villarreal on Saturday and Alaves.
Real’s record without their captain is poor, having lost seven of the last eight Champions League matches in which Ramos has not played.
It represents a significant blow for Madrid, who could also be without Raphael Varane away at Villarreal this weekend
His central defensive partner Raphael Varane is also set for a late fitness test on Friday, having damaged his shoulder while representing France during the international break. Nacho Fernandez will also be assessed after limping off in last month’s Classico victory over Barcelona.
There was better news for the 13-times European champions with defender Eder Militao recording a negative COVID-19 test, The Star reports.