Real Madrid will be traveling without their captain for their Champions League opener against Shakhtar.
Sergio Ramos will miss Real’s Champions League opener against Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday.
The Los Blancos captain suffered a small knee injury in Saturday’s shock 1-0 La Liga loss to Cadiz and was unavailable from Tuesday’s training session.
“There’s an issue with Sergio Ramos, he hasn’t trained with the team,” Zidane told a pre-match news conference on Tuesday.
“We won’t take any risks with the players; the players have to be fit. He’s got a knock, we have to wait and see how he feels, it’s true today he didn’t train at the same tempo as his team-mates.”
Eden Hazard was expected to come back in action last month but the Belgium international endured a muscle complaint during his recovery from an ankle injury.
The Belgium forward who made a move from Premier League side Chelsea to Real Madrid for a reported transfer fee of £100m is yet to feature in this campaign.
Offering an update on Hazard, Zidane said: “Eden has been back out on the training pitch but that injury was a bit more than we hoped.
“He’s in good hands and hopefully shortly he’ll be back and he’ll stay fit and hopefully he’ll be able to play for the full season without further setbacks.”