The talismanic defender did not train with his teammates on Friday and will not be involved in the trip, along with the absences of midfield duo Martin Odegaard and Fede Valverde.
💥 Informa @melchorcope
❌ Sergio Ramos, Odegaard y Valverde no entrenan con el equipo un día antes de visitar al @Alaves
😷 Nacho será baja por el protocolo COVID, aunque ya ha dado negativo
🏥 Rodrygo sigue recuperándose de su lesión de larga duración pic.twitter.com/mqW5W1t1vC
— El Partidazo de COPE (@partidazocope) January 22, 2021
Ramos has been carrying a knee injury that made him a major doubt for the recent clash against Athletic Club Bilbao – where he left the stadium wrapped in a bandage and limping – before sitting out this week’s Copa del Rey clash at Alcoyano.
This has created a shortage in the centre of defence for Los Blancos who are also without Nacho Fernandez, who remains positive for Covid-19 and will not be involved in the matchday squad.
That meant Castilla central defender Victor Chust is made his first-team debut alongside Eder Militao at Alcoyano, and the 20-year-old is likely to be included in the matchday squad here – although Raphael Varane is expected to return to the starting line-up.