Chelsea's Ramires needs a few weeks to get over kidney problem

Ramires joined Chelsea from Benfica in August, 2010

Ramires has said will return to full health in "a few weeks' time" after a kidney problem forced him to miss Chelsea's title-clinching win.

The Brazilian midfielder, 28, was named in the XI for Sunday's 1-0 win over Crystal Palace at Stamford Bridge but fell ill before kick-off.

He was taken to hospital for treatment.

Ramires said on Instagram:external-link "I was very sick yesterday minutes before the match because of a renal complication. But I'm well and home with my family."

He added: "Thank God it was nothing serious and I will be fully recovered in a few weeks. I would like to thank the Chelsea's medical team for the exceptional job.

"I was sad not to be part of the party on the pitch but very pleased with the title."