Ronaldo took a massive step forward towards recovery on Thursday
when he walked without crutches for the first time since his knee operation on
After 41 days of rest and physiotherapy, the AC Milan striker expressed delight
at his progress.
“I am very happy with the way things are going and the fact that I am no longer
in pain,” Ronaldo told Fobazo as he ditched the crutches for a walking stick.
His physiotherapist confirmed that Ronaldo is close to getting full movement of
his injured left knee and can already bend the joint to an angle of 70 degrees
without experiencing any ill effects.
“Working slowly but surely we are getting better results that we had expected
and Ronaldo is more and more confident and feeling more and more independent,”
said Bruno Mazziotti. “Sometime in the next few weeks we are going to start
working with weights.”
The happy atmosphere surrounding his recuperation has prompted Ronaldo to cut
short his planned trip to Paris. The attacker was scheduled to spend a few days
in the city before meeting with surgeon Gerard Saillant on 3 April.
But with his recovery going so well he has decided to stay in Milan and continue
with his morale-boosting visits to the team’s training complex at Milanello.
He will now go to France on the eve of his 3 April appointment and if he gets
the all clear travel to Madrid to celebrate his son Ronaldo’s birthday on 6