Paris Saint-Germain defender Sergio Ramos suffered an injury in training today, according to L’Equipe.
The centre-back reportedly felt discomfort in a match between first-team players and some youth academy graduates. PSG will conduct further medical tests to determine the extent of the injury.
Midfielder Warren Zaire-Emery replaced him. The youngster has already played as a right-back this season. He may have to adapt to a new position to help Christophe Galtier’s side.
The news of Ramos’ injury is a massive blow for PSG, who face Bruno Genesio’s Rennes this weekend.
The French champions are fighting to secure another Ligue 1 title this season after crashing out of the Champions League and other domestic cups.
Ramos has been one of PSG’s better defenders this term after struggling with injuries last year following his arrival on a free transfer.
The 36-year-old has been a mainstay in Ligue 1, playing 24 of their 27 games. He has helped keep five clean sheets, winning 55% of his duels.
Ramos and PSG will be hoping that the injury is nothing serious. He is a crucial part of their defensive setup as they look to secure a record eleventh league title.
He is in the final year of his contract with the club and is yet to pen an extension. He could leave the club for free this summer.
The former Real Madrid man reportedly has interest from Saudi Arabia. But with the campaign he is having, he will likely seek another job in Europe.
Ramos recently retired from international duty with Spain to focus on club duties, ending his career with the most caps in La Roja’s history.
He helped them win the 2008 and 2012 European Championships. He was also part of the 2010 World Cup-winning squad.
Despite Ramos’ absence from the PSG team, Les Parisiens will still be favourites in the clash on Sunday.
They have a ten-point lead over rivals Marseille and will hope for three points to maintain that distance.
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