Ramos all but ruled out of the Champions League
Sergio Ramos did not take part in the first part of Tuesday's training session led by Zinedine Zidane ahead of Wednesday's opening match in the 2020-21 Champions League against Shakhtar Donetsk.
Real Madrid streamed a session through 'periscope' in which Mariano Diaz could be seen, who rejoins the squad after overcoming his muscular problems, but not the captain.
The central defender from Seville withdrew from the pitch in Saturday's match against Cadiz due to a blow to his knee. He was in pain and even on Monday he trained separately from the rest of his teammates.
Sergio Ramos tried his best to be ready for the match this Wednesday, but the first 'Clásico' of the season against Barcelona meant that the captain was not willing to force himself and potentially worsen his injury.
It is expected, therefore, that the player will not participate in the debut of the Champions League against Shakhtar Donetsk with the aim of reaching 100% fitness for the clash next Saturday at Camp Nou.
The coach Zinedine Zidane could call up Nacho to the defence next to Raphaël Varane and place Lucas Vázquez at right-back, since both Dani Carvajal and Álvaro Odriozola are still out.
Madrid will have to face their first match in the highest European club competition without their captain, a pillar of their team, and whose absence, almost always, is synonymous with a debacle for the Madrid team.