He has spent more than a month on the bench after this handsome Portuguese striker got injured, and on Tuesday he returned to training.
The match between Real Madrid vs. Olympique Marseille on September 30th left Cristiano with a sprained ankle that got worse after his match with Portugal’s national team on October 10th .
The Portuguese hopes to play as soon as possible, even this weekend when Real Madrid will play vs. Racing Santander, but Real Madrid will not take any chances with their star striker, signed last summer by a record amount of 94 million euros ($141,300,000).
If all goes well, he should return to tread the turf of the Santiago Bernabeu on November 25th where the team will play against the Swiss team FC Zurich in the Champions League before participating in the classic against Barcelona on November 29th at Camp Nou. The 24 year old player ran, did stretches and played with the ball, but didn‘t force his body more than he could give. Only 14 players participated in this training session, while the others are absent by its international commitments with their national teams. Because of his injury Cristiano Ronaldo can’t play in the play-off matches where Portugal will play against Bosnia for the 2010 World Cup.
He is the top striker of Real Madrid so far this season in the league (5 goals) and in the Champions League (4 goals). Through his work and care, he successfully passed all medical tests and will soon join his teammates. The club announced yesterday that Cristiano will continue until Friday with the work plan designed for recovery and then incorporated into the regular practice squad.
Real Madrid would not say whether Cristiano Ronaldo will be available for the meeting this Saturday with Racing Santander. Dr Niek Van Dijk saw Cristiano, the same doctor who last year operated on his ankle.
The manager of Real Madrid Emilio Butragueño (former Real Madrid player 1984-1995) asked for patience for the return of the most expensive striker in the world.
"It’s early to say, we have to go day by day and doctors take appropriate measures."
"I tell the doctors because I have the feeling that Cristiano wants to play right now and that enthusiasm could cause a relapse and that can be terrifying“.
Well we will have to wait a little longer to see this gorgeous and temperamental striker back on the field and all the of his magic moves that makes him unstoppable and very dangerous to his opponents.
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