Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos tests positive for COVID-19

Ramos is the second case of coronavirus detected in the Real Madrid squad in a week. French defender Raphael Varane tested positive last Tuesday.

Agence France-Presse April 13, 2021 15:53:34 IST
Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos tests positive for COVID-19

File image of Sergio Ramos (L). AP

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos, who was already out of this week's Champions League meeting with Liverpool because of a calf injury, has tested positive for COVID-19 , the club announced on Tuesday.

"Our player Sergio Ramos tested positive in the last COVID-19 test he performed," Real Madrid said in a statement.

Ramos is the second case of coronavirus detected in the Real Madrid squad in a week. French defender Raphael Varane tested positive last Tuesday.

Varane has not yet been given the green light to rejoin his teammates.

Ramos injured his left calf while with Spain during the international window but he has been a vocal presence on the sidelines since.

The positive test means he has to stay away from his teammates until he tests negative.

The 35-year-old defender is going through one of the most difficult seasons of his career — he underwent knee surgery in February and, after returning in mid-March, missed the Liga game against Celta Vigo on 20 March because of a shin injury.

Ramos has still revealed his plans once his contract with Real Madrid expires on 30 June.

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