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Spain boss Enrique gives an injury update on Ramos

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Spain boss Luis Enrique has given the latest update on Ramos after the defender was substituted early against Greece.

Spain head coach Luis Enrique clarified that Sergio Ramos’ half-time substitution had nothing to do with injury and was purely tactical.

The Spain captain was replaced at the interval by Inigo Martinez, who gave away the penalty in Spain’s surprise 1-1 draw with Greece in Granada on Thursday.

Ramos missed two months of club football with a knee injury, the 34-year-old star defender returning earlier this month for games against Elche and Atalanta. He then missed Madrid’s La Liga clash with Celta Vigo on Saturday due to a shin issue.

However, the 34-year-old appears to be okay.

“Sergio Ramos is perfectly fine” Luis Enrique said post-game.

“He didn’t play the last game with his club due to a blow.”

“We had already decided in advance that he would only play the first half and he is perfectly fine.”

“He is available for the following games.”

That piece of news would come as a relief to Zinedine Zidane and Real Madrid fans who have watched their influential captain battle injury problems of late.

However, Ramos remains in contention for Spain’s upcoming qualifiers away to Georgia on Sunday and Kosovo on Wednesday.