Ronaldo is likely to face Venezuela in Saturday's World Cup qualifier despite
strains in both thighs.
"I believe that he won't miss out because, with this type of problem, the
tendency is that he will recover in time," team doctor Jose Luis Runco told
reporters on Tuesday. "It's nothing serious."
Ronaldo missed Real Madrid's Spanish Primera Liga defeat by Deportivo Coruna on
Sunday and stayed in the exercise room on Tuesday while the rest of the Brazil
Coach Carlos Alberto Parreira said he would decide on Ronaldo after a practice
game on Thursday.
"I'll wait until the (Thursday) practice to see how the players respond," said
The world champions, who lead the 10-nation South American World Cup qualifying
group with 16 points from eight games, are away to Venezuela in the steamy oil
city of Maracaibo before facing Colombia at home four days later.
Ronaldo is top scorer in the tournament with seven goals.
Runco said that midfielder Juninho Pernambucano, who took a knock on the calf
while playing for his French club Olympique Lyon at the weekend, should also be
fit for Saturday.