Real Madrid captain Ramos suffers calf injury

Real Madrid has confirmed captain Sergio Ramos has been diagnosed with a calf injury, with no timeframe set for his recovery.

Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos was absent from Zinedine Zidane's squad for Thursday's 3-0 win at Numancia in the first leg of the Copa del Rey last 16.   -  Getty Images

Sergio Ramos has a calf injury and is expected to miss Real Madrid's first LaLiga match after the winter break.

The Madrid captain was absent from Zinedine Zidane's squad for Thursday's 3-0 win at Numancia in the first leg of the Copa del Rey last 16, although fellow big-name players such as Cristiano Ronaldo were also rested.

And Madrid confirmed in a brief statement on Friday that Ramos would be out of action for an unspecific period due to injury.

"Following tests carried out on Sergio Ramos by the Sanitas Real Madid Medical Services, he has been diagnosed with a muscular injury in the soleus of his left leg," Madrid's statement said.

"His recovery will continue to be assessed."

Madrid travels to Celta Vigo on Sunday, having lost its last LaLiga fixture before the winter break 3-0 at home to Barcelona, resulting in Zidane's men slipping 14 points behind its rival.

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