Wigan’s Ramis out for the season

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Updated: January 15, 2013

Wigan confirmed Tuesday that defender Ivan Ramis will miss the remainder of the season with a cruciate ligament injury sustained in the club’s draw at Fulham on Saturday.

“Nothing can disguise the fact this is a massive blow because Ivan is a key
member of the group but we are relieved that the injury is not a severe as we
feared it could have been,” Wigan manager Roberto Martinez told the club’s
official website.

Wigan’s defense now looks quite thin with Antolin Alcaraz still absent from a
groin injury suffered in August.

“The most important thing now is to think of Ivan’s welfare, get the operation
completed, and for him to begin his rehabilitation,” Martinez continued. “Ivan
is a very strong and positive character and he is determined to return to
fitness as soon as he can. He will receive the best possible medical
rehabilitation as the club ensures to have him return as an even stronger
footballer.”

Ramis, 28, joined Wigan in the summer from Spanish side Mallorca. He has made
19 appearances for the Latics this season and only recently returned to action
from a hamstring problem.