Ronaldo, Ramos lead Jese tributes

Cristiano Ronaldo and Sergio Ramos are among the Real Madrid players who have publically backed Jese following his season-ending injury.

Jese suffered cruciate ligament damage in the 3-1 win over Schalke on Tuesday and it has been confirmed he will miss the rest of the season.

Ronaldo, who scored twice against the German side to help deliver a 9-2 aggregate win, said after the match that Jese’s absence will be keenly felt by his teammates.

“I want to send a lot of encouragement to Jese,” Ronaldo told reporters.

“He had become a very important player to us and always did well when he played.

“He will be important for us again in future but the truth is it is very bad news for him and for the locker room.”

Ramos spoke to TVE following the final whistle and lamented the possible impact the injury could have on such a promising player.

“We’ve already been warned it could be a serious injury. He was in a good moment in his career, getting minutes and contributing to the team,” the defender added.

Casemiro revealed that he believes Jese’s injury is on par with the similar blow suffered by Sami Khedira in November as the worst moment of the season.

“It is very sad. He is a very important player and along with Khedira it’s the worst news of the year,” the Brazilian continued.

“All the players are with Jese and I send my thoughts to him, a very important player in the team.

“I hope he recovers soon. It’s bad. Now he has to fight hard to get back like he was – doing everything right.”

The likes of Alvaro Arbeloa, Alvaro Morata, Nacho and Isco also offered their support to Jese through social media.

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