Sergio Ramos & James could miss Madrid derby

The defender is doubtful for the trip to the Vicente Calderon with a hamstring injury, while his Colombian colleague is struggling with a foot problem


Real Madrid are sweating on the availability of injured duo Sergio Ramos and James Rodriguez for this weekend’s derby with Atletico.

Both players were forced off in Wednesday night’s Liga clash with Sevilla, with centre-half Ramos being forced off just nine minutes in with a suspected hamstring problem.

James, meanwhile, was replaced midway through the first half after taking a blow to his right foot. The Colombia international, who opened the scoring in the 2-1 win, will be taken to hospital for further assessment.

Blancos boss Carlo Ancelotti will be desperately hoping that neither injury is serious, with the Liga leaders set to travel to the Vicente Calderon for a crunch clash with city rivals Atletico.

However, Madrid will, at least, be buoyed by the return of star forward Cristiano Ronaldo, who sat out Madrid’s meeting with Sevilla, as well as last weekend’s 4-1 win over Real Sociedad, after picking up a two-game ban for his dismissal against Cordoba on January 24.

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