Real Madrid stalwart Sergio Ramos insists he will be back playing for his beloved club in no time, having suffered a broken nose during Saturday's Madrid derby.
Los Blancos were unable to pip their rivals to a win, playing out a 0-0 draw. But it was quite a heated affair between the two sides, and the Spain defender could not avoid leaving the pitch unscathed.
Ramos got on the wrong end of a kick from Atletico's Lucas Hernandez as he got low in attempts to direct a header towards goal, and had to be taken to a hospital for testing thereafter, having bled heavily after receiving the blow.
It was initially thought that he would be unable to play for a few matches, but according to Marca, the Spaniard won't be undergoing surgery and will be wearing a protective mask until his nose heals properly.
Volvería a sangrar una y mil veces más por este escudo y esta camiseta.— Sergio Ramos (@SergioRamos) November 19, 2017
Gracias a todos por el cariño y apoyo. En nada, de vuelta.
I would bleed a thousand times for this badge and this shirt.
Thanks for your support. I'll be back in no time.#HalaMadrid pic.twitter.com/mCcNxoSfGV
He is now expected to be available for the club's matches against Malaga and Athletic club.
Following his ordeal, the player put out a tweet claiming he would be back soon, also swearing that he would "bleed for the Madrid badge and jersey 1000 times."
"I would bleed a thousand times more for this badge and this shirt," he wrote.
"Thank you all for the love and support. I will be back in no time. #HalaMadrid."