Ronaldo said on Friday he agreed with
Brazil's team doctor that he required knee surgery. Jose Luiz Runco had
said the striker had to go under the knife to remove tibial
calcification only for the player's club, Real Madrid, to deny an
operation was needed.
"It is better that they operate on the calcifications thereby removing
the problems they have caused me over the past eight months," Ronaldo
"I will travel to Brazil shortly to see if I will finally have surgery
to sort out this minor problem. I won't be out for very long because it
is not a serious operation and I think the benefits will be greater than
if they don't operate.
"Either way I will be ready to start the season with Real."