Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos, who was already out of this week’s champions league meeting with Liverpool because of a calf injury, has tested positive for Covid -19.
“Our player Sergio Ramos tested positive in the last Covid -19 test he performed “,Real Madrid said in a statement released on Tuesday.
Ramos is the second case of coronavirus detected in the Real Madrid squad in a week – French defender Raphael Varane tested positive last Tuesday.
Ramos injured his left calf while with Spain during the international window but he has been a vocal presence on the sidelines since.
The positive test means he has to stay away from his teammates until he tests negative.
The 35-year-old defender is going through one of the most difficult seasons of his career – he underwent knee surgery in February and, after returning in mid-March, missed the Liga game against Celta Vigo on March 20 because of a shin injury.