Real Madrid have confirmed that club captain Sergio Ramos suffered a broken nose during Saturday’s 0-0 draw in the Liga derby at Atletico Madrid.The Spain international captain sustained the injury during a first-half clash with Atletico defender Lucas Hernandez as he attempted to head in a cross from Casemiro.The defender had his nose plugged by club medical staff and played on until half-time, when he was replaced by Nacho Fernandez.A club statement on Sunday read: “He [Ramos] has been diagnosed with a fractured nose. His recovery will continue to be assessed.”Zinedine Zidane in a post match interview said at Atletico’s new Wanda Metropolitano stadium, that he did not know how many games the defender could miss.
“I did not see anything and will not comment,” he said. “The referee did his job, that’s it. It is a fracture, for Sergio. I believe it’s broken. I don’t know how long he’ll be out for.”Real Madrid, who are now 10 points behind Liga leaders Barcelona, travel to Apoel Nicosia for Tuesday’s Champions League clash.
Story By: Felix Okaijah