Real Madrid have confirmed that club captain Sergio Ramos has successfully undergone surgery on his left knee on Saturday morning.

Our captain Sergio Ramos was successfully operated on today for an injury to the internal meniscus of his left knee. The surgery was carried out by Dr. Manuel Leyes, under the supervision of Real Madrid’s Medical Services. Sergio Ramos will begin the recovery process in the next few days,” the club statement read.

Ramos now faces between six and 10 weeks on the sidelines following today’s operation.

The defender is set to miss both Champions League games against Atalanta, and LaLiga fixtures against Huesca, Getafe, Valencia, Valladolid, Real Sociedad, Atlético, Elche, Celta and Eibar.