Ramos faces three weeks out
Real Madrid defender Sergio Ramos is unlikely to play again this year due to a knee injury.
Having undergone tests today, Ramos was diagnosed as having sprained a ligament in his right knee, with the expected time of recovery being between "two to three weeks", according to a medical statement on the Real website.
That would mean the Spanish FIFA World Cup™ winner will miss Real's final three competitive fixtures of 2010 - the Primera Division matches against Real Zaragoza and his former club Sevilla, as well as the first leg of their Copa del Rey last-16 tie with Levante.
Real's first game back after Christmas will be the derby clash at Getafe on the weekend of 1/2 January.