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Ramos: Real will miss injured Pepe

Created on 04 Jan., 2013 5:20 PM GMT

Sergio Ramos believes Real Madrid could struggle without Pepe, who is expected to be sidelined for at least a month.

The powerful defender underwent ankle surgery earlier this week and could be out of action for up to four weeks.

"Of course, Pepe's injury will affect the team. He is a great player and has always been very consistent," Ramos was quoted as saying on the club's official website.

"He is a key part of the side and always maintains a very good level of play. Hopefully he will be back soon because he is a very important player in the dressing room and on the field."

Madrid resume La Liga action against Real Sociedad on January 6 after a mid-season break. They sit third on the league table with 33 points from 17 games.

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