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No end to Sergio Ramos' ongoing injury saga

The Spanish centre-back didn't train with the squad last week and PSG report that he is still experiencing discomfort to his calf muscle.

No end to Sergio Ramos' ongoing injury saga

There seems to be no end to Sergio Ramos' ongoing injury woes. After seeing light at the ene of the tunnel last month, making his long-awaited debut for PSG against Saint-Étienne on  28 November, the central defender hasn't played since. He has missed the team's last four games and is ruled out of Sunday's game against Monaco. Ramos is back in the sickbay and no one at the club knows when he might return to the side. Since his debut against Saint-Étienne, his one and only appearance for PSG, he has completed just one training session with the squad.

PSG issued a medical report which more or less said the same as previous ones. “Ramos will continue his own individual and collective preparation during the next few days with the objective of returning to full training next week,” the club statement read. While the club has not been specific about what Ramos' problem is, it looks like the former Real Madrid captain has suffered a relapse of the calf muscle issue he has been trying to shake off for the past few months.

In the whole of 2021, Ramos has played just six games - one of them for PSG. He joined the Ligue 1 club as a star signing in July but problems with his knee and calf muscle kept him sidelined for much the pre-season and the start of the new season. PSG have two games to play in what's left of the year, against Feignies-Aulnoye on 19 December and Lorient three days later, games which Ramos has no guarantees of playing a part in.

Pochettino: “We hope Ramos can return before the end of the year”

PSG coach Mauricio Pochettino spoke to the press ahead of the Monaco game. He gave an update on Ramos' injury situation, and says he hopes that the Spaniard can return to first team duties before the New Year. “We hope that he recovers well so that he can be with the team before the dn of the year. That's the plan. As for whether he played too much against Saint-Étienne, I don't think it was excessive. He felt fine. In that game we were playing against 10 men. The physical demands were much less than if it were 11 against 11. These things happen. He's been a long time without playing. I don't think he overexerted himself [against Saint-Étienne]”.