Cristiano Ronaldo ruled out of Real Madrid
squad for 2 weeks
Cristiano Ronaldo, the most prolific player of Santiago Bernabeu, had a comprehensive examination on Friday and the tests showed that the striker wouldn’t be available for the next 2 weeks at least, that too when Real Madrid is scheduled for an encounter
with Olympique Lyonnais on 16 March, 2011.
Jose Mourinho’s side would now face the Lyonnais in an important Champions League game without the star player who has suffered the recurring of hamstring injury.
Spanish media quoted Cristiano Ronaldo as saying, “I hurt myself when I scored my third goal. I didn’t want to risk anything with all the important games coming up so I limped off. The injury doesn’t seem to be too serious though. We were winning the game
and there was no need to take any risks. That’s why I left the pitch. However, I don’t think I’ll be able to play against Racing Santander on Sunday.”
The most prolific player of Santiago Bernabeu suffered an injury in a sensational 7 – 0 victory over Malaga in a Spanish Primera Division game Thursday evening.
Also Real Madrid’s official website has confirmed that Cristiano had suffered an injury to his left hamstring. The club’s website stated that Jose Mourinho and club executives were monitoring the injury of the Real Madrid ace.
Earlier, the Portuguese playmaker was asked to be substituted in the 77th minute after he scored his third goal of the game thereby leaving his team to play with 10 men as Jose had already utilised his 3 substitutes.
In a post-match press release, Jose Mourinho had affirmed that the muscle injury to Ronaldo could be dangerous. He had also stated that ‘Ronaldo’s injury is not a drama.’
He told Canadian Press, “I don’t know. It seems like a serious injury, that’s the negative note from the game. Especially as Ronaldo doesn’t just do small things. If Cristiano has something it’s something minor, it’s no dram.”
Losing their 80-million Euro striker would be terrible blow to La Liga giants as he has dragged his tally to 27 league goals after scoring at Malaga. Cristiano has now levelled Barcelona’s maestro in the Castrol Rankings. Lionel Messi and Ronaldo shared
the space with the top scorers of BBVA La Liga.
Moreover, Madrid’s striker Gonzalo Higuain is the second in place with 7 goals and Argentinean Angel Di Maria is the third with 6 goals.
However, Madrid seems to be closing the gap to Primera Division chart leaders FC Barcelona to 7 points after thrashing Malaga.