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Sergio Ramos has a date for his Real Madrid return

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The Real Madrid skipper has missed the last seven games after suffering a knee injury since the end of January.

Real Madrid skipper Sergio Ramos plans to return from injury on March 13 for a LaLiga match against Elche or three days later for the Champions League clash with Atalanta, according to Diario AS.

The 34-year-old hopes to make an appearance against Elche in order to win a spot in the starting line-up for Real Madrid’s second leg with Atalanta in the Champions League three days later on March 16.

Real Madrid recently described Ramos’ surgery on the damaged internal meniscus of his left knee as a ‘success’ on February 6. The center-back, however, was expected to remain sidelined for around six to eight weeks.

But if Ramos can stick to his plan, he will return earlier than expected and is currently working on his recovery.

The Spain international had hoped to avoid having an operation in hopes of featuring in the derby against Atletico Madrid on March 7. But the club’s medical staff convinced him otherwise, warning him it could sideline him for the entire season.

Ramos is currently one of nine Real Madrid first-team players out injured after Karim Benzema, Eden Hazard, Marcelo, Dani Carvajal, Fede Valverde, Rodrygo Goes, Alvaro Odriozola, and Eder Militao.