Sergio Ramos has had his say following the furore in the aftermath of the Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid.
Real won the final last month 3-1, but Mohamed Salah sustained a dislocated shoulder in the first-half in Ukraine, after a tangle with the Spain international and the same player later clashed with Loris Karius.
Massachusetts General Hospital has confirmed the German underwent assessment by both Dr Ross Zafonte and Dr Lenore Herget at MGH and Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital on May 31, five days after the 3-1 loss in Kiev.
Karius is on holiday in the United States but Liverpool’s medical staff wanted him to be checked out and a subsequent examination found evidence of concussion, which doctors say could have affected his performance.
The 24-year-old was in tears at the final whistle in Kiev. The Spanish side’s first goal came when Karim Benzema charged down an attempted throw-out by Karius, and the goalkeeper then allowed a long-range Gareth Bale shot to slip through his grasp for the third.
“F**k, they have given a ball to Salah’s theme. I did not want to talk about it because in the end because everything is magnified. He (Salah) grabs my arm first and I fell to the other side, the injury happened to the other arm and they said that I gave him a judo hold,” Ramos said, as cited by Marca.
“After the goalkeeper said that I dazed him with a clash. I am only missing Firmino saying that he got a cold because a drop of my sweat landed on him.”
Ramos has also claimed Salah could have played on with a pain-killing injection in his shoulder.
“I spoke with Salah through messages, and he was quite good,” Ramos added via Cuatro. “He could have played if he got an injection for the second half, I have done it sometimes but when Ramos does something like this, it sticks a little bit more.
“I don’t know if it’s because you’re at Madrid for so long and win for so long that people look at it a different way.”