Cristiano Ronaldo has allayed any fears that the injury he looked to pick up in Real Madrid’s game against Almeria on Saturday was anything to be concerned about, telling the official Real Madrid website that his substitution was merely a precaution.
The frontman was substituted after 51 minutes when Jese Rodriguez came on to replace him as the Portuguese man seemed to suffer from a muscle strain. His manager, Carlo Ancelotti, also played down the injury, insisting that Ronaldo was not in pain, saying he hoped that he would be fine ‘soon.’
He will undergo tests to determine the severity of the problem and the best course of action for treatment, if required.
Ronaldo had opened the scoring after only three minutes and Real Madrid went on to win the game 5-0.
Speaking to the official Real Madrid website, Ronaldo said
“It was a precaution. It was nothing special. They gave me a kick in the first half and I felt the muscle was a bit stiff.”
Carlo Ancelotti added
“I don’t think it is serious because he is not in pain. It is a muscle strain so I hope he will be fine soon.
“Tomorrow there will be more tests, but we don’t think it is a big problem.”