Ronaldo out for a month with ankle injury
Real Madrid striker Ronaldo will be out of
action for a month after injuring his ankle in his side's 3-0 Primera
Liga victory over Atletico Madrid at the weekend.
Real said that the 29-year-old Brazilian had suffered a partial ligament
tear in his left ankle and would miss up to six matches including his
side's back-to-back Champions League Group F matches against Rosenborg
The club said that if his recovery went according to plan Ronaldo would
be able to reappear in the Primera Liga match against Barcelona on
The Brazilian, who scored twice in the city derby, was carried off on a
stretcher in the dying minutes at the Calderon after sustaining the
injury when he put pressure on Atletico defender Luis Perea to turn the
ball into his own net.
Right back Michel Salgado is out for 10 days after straining a thigh
muscle against Atletico. As well as the matches against Rosenborg the
Spanish international is also expected to miss the league games against
Valencia and Deportivo Coruna.