Zinedine Zidane lifted the lid on Sergio Ramos’ knee operation.
The Spanish defender opted to go under the needle which will keep him out until March.
Ramos has not played since the Super Cup defeat to Athletic Bilbao on January 14. The knock he picked needs to be treated surgically, as reported on Saturday. This will effectively keep him out for an extended period.
That is when Real return to Champions League action in the Round of 16. They also will face a crucial period where they try to close the gap to Atletico Madrid in the table.
“It was important for him,” Zidane said on Ramos’ situation, speaking after Real Madrid’s 2-1 win at Huesca. “[The operation] had to be done and he’s fine with it. It had to be done because he was at the limit. He’ll start his recovery from tomorrow [Sunday].”
Ramos is a key element even though his future is up in the clouds. At 35, he is demanding for a longer contract but Real are hesitant to hand it to him.
Zinedine Zidane still sees him as the club captain and the leader of his squad. Unfortunately, Zidane’s own future is not secure at Madrid.