Real Madrid just published the medical report on Pepe, who had to leave Saturday's Madrid Derby after scoring Real's opening and only goal.
Following the tests carried out on Pepe at the Sanitas la Moraleja University Hospital, the player has been diagnosed with fractures to his 7th and 8th left ribs. His recovery will continue to be assessed.
It definitely seems that Nacho and Ramos will be the ones playing in the center of Real Madrid's defensive line this month, which means that Nacho will have a huge chance to prove his worth as a player. Two matches against Bayern Munich and El Clasico against Barcelona could very well decide the season for Real Madrid, so Nacho and Ramos will be forced to complete good performances.
Raphael Varane injured his hamstring a week ago and is not expected to return to the team until May, so the French defender will also be out.