Sergio Ramos breaks nose, says he'll 'be back in no time'
Real Madrid have confirmed that captain Sergio Ramos has broken his nose following a clash against city rivals Atletico Madrid.
The Real centre-back was accidentally kicked in the face by Atletico defender Lucas Hernandez and although he played on he was taken off at half-time.
Speaking after the game manager Zinedine Zidane said: "It is a fracture, for Sergio. I believe it's broken. I don't know how long he'll be out for."
Sergio Ramos of Real Madrid CF gestures with his nose bleeding during the La Liga match between Club Atletico Madrid and Real Madrid CF at Estadio Wanda Metropolitano on November 18, 2017 in Madrid, SpainGetty Images
The club have confirmed as much with a statement on their website which read: "He [Ramos] has been diagnosed with a fractured nose. His recovery will continue to be assessed."
Ramos tweeted himself to reassure fans he wouldn't be out for long.
Marca report he will play on in a face mask rather than undergo surgery.
Following the 0-0 draw at the Wanda Metropolitano both Real and Atletico are ten points behind Barcelona.