Sergio Ramos’s debut with PSG has been suspended due to a calf injury, hindering the World Cup-winning defender from starting a new chapter in his career.
The 35-year-old center-back has joined the Ligue 1 powerhouse as a free agent after his Real Madrid contract expired, putting an end to a 16-year career at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Mauricio Pochettino is easing him into the PSG fold, taking no chances with his fitness, and the decision has been made for him to miss a friendly against former club Sevilla on Tuesday.
A statement from PSG on the club’s official website reads:
After Sergio Ramos emerged through Sevilla’s youth ranks to become a senior player, the experienced Spain international will be devastated to miss out on another reunion with the club after recently joining PSG from Real Madrid in a shocking move.
If he doesn’t return to full training until next week, he might miss PSG’s first competitive match of the season in 2021-22.
Pochettino’s team will compete in the Trophee des Champions on Sunday against Ligue 1 champions Lille, with another trophy on the line.
Ramos could still be in contention for that match, with PSG’s new top-flight campaign set to commence on August 7 at Troyes.