Real Madrid grappler Sergio Ramos is set to miss two opportunities to assault Mo Salah after being ruled out of both legs of his side’s Champions League quarter-final with Liverpool. The 35-year-old mixed martial arts enthusiast was practising a standing arm lock on his marker when he sustained a calf injury.
It’s understood the injury is expected to keep Ramos from dislocating his opponent’s limbs for around a month.
“I was wrestling with my marker when I heard a snap”, Ramos told Paddy Power News.
“That was my opponent’s radius but I also tweaked my calf in the process.
“Not being able to help the team during these key games is almost as painful as some of the injuries I’ve inflicted on opposition forwards,” wept the 180-cap defender.
The news will come as a relief to Liverpool forward Salah who was expected to play both games wearing American football shoulder pads as a precautionary measure.
“The shoulder pads were heavy but also restricted my ability to dramatically throw my arms in the air upon entering the penalty area,” the Egyptian told PP News.
“It’s a shame Sergio is injured because I always like to test myself against some of the biggest bastards in the game,” he added.
Salah also revealed he’s been working with specialist coaches in training to improve his game.
“I’ve been working extensively with Tom Daley on my diving technique,” revealed the 28-year-old forward.
Tom thinks I’m ready to compete in the Tokyo Games this summer
Meanwhile, the former Basel and Roma star is hoping a good performance tonight will help shake off a ‘four-season wonder’ tag given to him by Manchester United fans.
“All I can do is keep working hard to improve on my 30-goal a season average and prove them wrong.”
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