Sergio Ramos Injury Update: When will star defender return?

Real Madrid, Sergio Ramos (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)
Real Madrid, Sergio Ramos (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images) /

Real Madrid center back Sergio Ramos remains one of the best players in the world at the position. Normally, when he is out, Los Blancos cannot function without him – most concerningly in the Champions League. But this season, thanks to Nacho Fernandez’s emergence in central defense, Real have not been forced to rush Ramos.

The central defender missed a couple of months with an injury he suffered in Pamplona this January. Not long after returning, he suffered another injury over the international break, much to the frustration of Madridistas.

A multi-week injury, Ramos is getting ready to make his return. He is already practicing again now that he’s also recovered from COVID-19, so Madridistas are wondering if he could make it back for the second leg against Chelsea.

According to a report from COPE’s Miguel Angel Diaz, Sergio Ramos is practicing with the ball at his feet right now, which means he could be ready for an upcoming La Liga fixture against Osasuna, the same team he suffered his first injury against in 2021.

Sergio Ramos could be ready for Real Madrid second leg match at Chelsea

Real Madrid will face Osasuna at the Estadio Alfredo Di Stefano on Saturday night, May 1. Before this match, Los Blancos must worry about Real Betis this weekend and then Chelsea on Tuesday. Real will then face Chelsea again for the second leg on Wednesday, May 5.

So it seems like the Osasuna match is a reasonable timeline for Ramos. It would be within the initially expected injury timeline for the veteran center back. And Ramos could play less than the full 90 minutes as a tune-up before the Champions League match against Chelsea.

This is similar to how Ramos returned from his first injury. He played for about an hour against Elche and then started in a 3-1 win over Atalanta in the second leg of the Champions League Round of 16.

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There’s still more than a week before La Liga Matchday 34, so keep an eye out for more injury updates on Ramos’ status. But it does look like Madridistas can tentatively expect him to play in the second leg at Stamford Bridge.