Sergio Ramos misses Real Madrid training with illness

Tom Gott
Sergio Ramos missed Real Madrid training
Sergio Ramos missed Real Madrid training / Eric Alonso/Getty Images

Centre-back Sergio Ramos did not train with the rest of his Real Madrid teammates on Friday after complaining of an illness.

Zinedine Zidane's side will welcome Celta Vigo to the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday as they look to get back to winning ways following their disappointing 1-1 draw with Elche last time out.

They may find themselves forced to cope without Ramos on their quest to catch up with city rivals Atletico Madrid as COPE's Arancha Rodriguez notes that the centre-back did not make it out on to the training pitch on Friday.

Fortunately, his illness - an upset stomach - was not enough to prevent him from working out in the gym, but he was unable to join in with the rest of teammates.

Zidane is expected to announce his squad for the Celta game later on Friday, and all eyes will be on Ramos and whether the world class defender is included.

Zidane may be forced to consider other options
Zidane may be forced to consider other options / Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

Even if Ramos does make the cut, there is no guarantee that he will start the game. Zidane may be forced to Nacho Fernandez, who hasn't played a minute since early January, or Eder Militao, who battled COVID-19 in November and hasn't been seen since.

The hope is that Zidane will have a near-full strength squad to choose from against Celta. As it stands, the only confirmed absentee is winger Rodrygo, who has been sidelined with a hamstring injury.

The boss will expect a reaction from his team when they face Celta. Drawing with Elche meant Real missed a chance to close the gap to Atletico, and they now sit two points behind Diego Simeone's side having played two games more.

Celta come into the game on a seven-game unbeaten streak which includes five victories in their last six La Liga games, so Zidane will be desperate to bring Ramos back to give his side an extra boost.

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