Panic as Real Madrid legend undergoes knee injury and will likely miss Champions League rounds of 16 games

Panic as Real Madrid legend undergoes knee injury and will likely miss Champions League rounds of 16 games

- Sergio Ramos could miss up to eight weeks of action after undergoing a knee injury

- The defender might also miss their Champions League doubleheader against Atalanta

- Los Blancos are currently seven points behind city rivals Atletico Madrid on the La Liga log

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Real Madrid legend Sergio Ramos could be out for about eight weeks after undergoing knee surgery to fix the issues in his left leg.

This means the 34-year-old will miss their Champions League rounds of 16 encounter against high-scoring Atalanta on February 24th and March 16th.

He will also miss a number of Spanish League fixtures which may include their derby against Atletico Madrid at Wandametropolitan Stadium on March 7.

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The Spaniard whose deal with Los Blancos expires at the end of this season was missing in their 2-1 win over Huesca with Raphael Varane scoring both goals at the end of the game.

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Sergio Ramos watching Real Madrid defeated by Levante in a Spanish League meeting late last month. Photo by Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno.
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Coach Zinedine Zidane's men have now risen to second on the table with 43 points, seven points behind Atletico who have played two games less this season.

The Santiago Bernabeu outfit might have to start planning for life after the veteran defender who might leave this summer with Manchester United topping the list of his destinations.

Ramos joined them in 2005 from Sevilla and has been a key figure in their defence - guiding them to four Champions League titles.

He has also clinched a number of domestic and continental silverware during his 16-year reign at the but is left to be seen if he will continue beyond this summer.

The 34-year-old has made 668 appearances in all competitions with 100 goals and 40 assists credited to his name despite being a defender.

Ramos will be hoping for a quick and easy recovery, as any complications could scupper a summer move as reported by SunSport. Meanwhile, there are also rumours of linking him with a move to French champions PSG.

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