Real Madrid received a major boost as team captain Sergio Ramos has returned to training ahead of the Champions League semifinal second leg clash vs Chelsea.
Ramos will also get some playing time in Saturday’s La Liga home clash against Osasuna, ahead of the Champions League semifinal second-leg next week in London against Chelsea.
Ramos’ return is coming at an opportune time given the news that right-back Dani Carvajal will play no further in the 2020/21 season.
Ramos sustained his muscular injury when on international duty with the Spanish national side.
His return will boost the defensive rearguard despite an admirable job being done by Nacho and Militao who have been the central pairing with both Ramos and Varane missing recently.
Meanwhile, Mendy is still not fully fit and continues to train alone and is unlikely to be ready for the Chelsea game.
Valverde is still suffering with mild coronavirus symptoms and his return will depend on his latest PCR test but it’s anticipated that he will make the trip to London.
Nacho was a new absentee in Thursday’s training session after the defender suffered a knock in Tuesday’s home game against Tuchel’s side.
He’s expected to return to work with the squad on Friday with his absence merely a precautionary measure.