Chelsea midfielder Ramires has confirmed he’s recovering well after being taken ill before the Blues sealed the title with a win against Crystal Palace on the weekend. The Brazilian is expected to miss the rest of the season, however, reports BBC
Ramires, 28, was due to start against Crystal Palace, but was ill before the game, and was given treatment at hospital. He’s had a kidney problem that somewhat exacerbated itself which caused him to miss out on the game and his side’s celebrations after winning the Premier League title.
The Brazilian international has been a fringe player for Chelsea, but has been useful for manager Jose Mourinho in the big games against top opposition. He’s featured more in the second-half of the season for the title-winners, and has been a good servant in his many years at Stamford Bridge. But his recent kidney problem looks to have ended his season short, ruling him out of Chelsea’s last three games of the campaign.
He did play down the seriousness of the illness on social media, and revealed to his fans that he will need a few weeks to fully recover. Ramires said: “I was very sick yesterday minutes before the match because of a renal complication. But I’m well and home with my family. It was nothing serious and I will be fully recovered in a few weeks. I would like to thank the Chelsea’s medical team for the exceptional job. I was sad not to be part of the party on the pitch but very pleased with the title.”
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