Real Madrid captain, Sergio Ramos, will sit out the El Clasico clash with Barcelona and both legs of their Champions League quarter-final with Liverpool.
ESPN reports that the Spanish defender has picked up a calf muscle injury on international duty.
Ramos became aware of the issue on Wednesday after coming on as an 86th minute substitute in Spain’s 3-1 World Cup qualifying win over Kosovo in Seville.
“After tests carried out on our captain Sergio Ramos by Real Madrid’s medical services, he has been diagnosed with an injury in the calf muscle of his left leg,” Real Madrid said in a statement on Thursday.
Madrid host Liverpool in the first leg of their quarter-final tie on April 6, before playing Barca on April 10, and then travelling for the return leg with Liverpool on April 14.