Sergio Ramos calf injury with PSG and uncertain for Real, the running gag continues
Paris SG star defender Sergio Ramos, plagued by many physical glitches this season, is suffering from a muscle injury in his right calf, the club said on Sunday, without specifying the duration of unavailability. Package for the round of 16 of the Coupe de France against Nice on Monday, the Spaniard is uncertain for the round of 16 first leg of the Champions League against Real Madrid, his former team, on February 15.
“We will follow its development day by day. We do not yet know how long he will be absent, ”said PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino at a press conference. The 35-year-old Andalusian was injured in training on Thursday, according to his club.
Pochettino does not give a return date
This relapse comes when he had just chained two games for the first time in season. He even scored against Reims (4-0) on January 23 in the league, for his first tenure at the Parc des Princes as a Parisian. After this match, Pochettino recognized that the defender was regaining his best level: « Any player, when he accumulates matches and minutes of play in competition with continuity, increases in power ».
Ramos was promised a new tenure against Nice, because the Brazilian Marquinhos, who occupies the same position as central defender, is currently playing in the qualifications for the World Cup-2022 with his selection. In his absence, Thilo Kehrer should thus accompany Presnel Kimpembe as a hinge.
Recruited with great fanfare in July, Sergio Ramos missed the first five months of competition due to calf problems. His recurring physical problems had already pushed him out of Real Madrid, where he spent 16 years. Against Nice, international goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma is also expected in the group. The Italian missed the game against Reims due to right calf discomfort.
Neymar, who returned to racing after a sprained left ankle which immobilized him for about two months, will take new exams on Monday that will determine the rest of his recovery program, said PSG. « I don’t know when he will be able to play again. It depends on its development. We’ll see after Monday’s exams,” Pochettino said. The player hopes to be available against Real Madrid.