Ronaldo's much-anticipated return to football is expected to happen in about two
weeks, his coach at Corinthians said.
Ronaldo, still recovering from knee surgery, will join the team's upcoming road
trip and could play for the first time in the beginning of March.
"It's important for Ronaldo to be with the group," Corinthians coach Mano
Menezes said. "He is becoming fitter and in 15 or 20 days he is going to be
playing an official match."
The debut could happen March 8 against Corinthians' biggest rival, Palmeiras.
The 32-year-old Ronaldo signed a one-year contract with Corinthians last
December, but has been training apart from the team in an effort to lose weight
and fully recover from left knee surgery he underwent about a year ago while
playing for AC Milan.
Corinthians returned to the Brazilian league this year after spending 2008 in
the second division. The four-time national champions are currently second in
the Sao Paulo state championship, three points behind defending champion