REAL MADRID

Sergio Ramos stepping up recovery to face Atlético

The Real Madrid captain has been out of action since injuring his left knee playing for Spain against Albania but is pushing to be fit for the derby.

Sergio Ramos stepping up recovery to face Atlético

Sergio Ramos is battling to be fit for the Madrid derby against Atlético in the Calderón and has been putting in the hours at the gym at Real Madrid’s Valdebebas training complex.

Knee injury

The Real captain injured his left knee playing for Spain against Albania on October 10 after an awkward fall and was ruled out for around a month with a strain.

Real injury crisis

It is anticipated within the club that Ramos will be available to play against Atlético after the international break, easing the injury crisis at Real a little. Casemiro has been all-but ruled out as he continues to recover from a fractured fibula while Pepe is also on the sidelines. Toni Kroos will also be out of action for around six weeks after fracturing a bone in his foot in the victory over Leganés.

Ramos started running again two weeks ago and should be able to resume full training in the week leading up the first derby of the season.