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Juventus: Cristiano Ronaldo has "apparent minor thigh injury"

Juventus: Cristiano Ronaldo has "apparent minor thigh injury"

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The Serie A club issued a medical report on the Portuguese forward but did not speculate as to when he would return to action.

Juventus have issued a statement describing the injury Cristiano Ronaldo suffered during Portugal’s 1-1 draw with Serbia in Lisbon as an “apparent minor thigh” problem.

Ronaldo was substituted on the half hour mark after a run down the left back, after which he pulled up and signaled to the bench that he could not continue. It appeared as though the Portugal captain may have picked up a hamstring injury but Ronaldo himself allayed those fears for Juventus fans after the game by stating that he would be back in action “in a week or two.”

"I'm not worried about this, I know my body," Ronaldo told reporters, after remaining on the bench and urging his teammates from the touchline despite his injury.  

Now, Juventus have backed up Ronaldo’s hunch that he had not suffered anything serious in a medical report published on Tuesday afternoon.

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Cristiano Ronaldo gestures from the sideline in Lisbon.

“After being forced to go out during the 30th minute of the match between Portugal and Serbia (Euro 2020 Qualifier), Cristiano Ronaldo underwent examinations in Portugal that showed an apparent minor injury to his right thigh flexors. His condition will be monitored and will be subjected to new investigations to define the resumption of competitive activity,” the statement read.

Portugal’s own medical staff have not issued any further details about Ronaldo’s condition, but it seems likely that he will miss Juventus’ Serie A fixtures against Empoli on 30 March and Cagliari on 2 April. Juve then face Milan in domestic action before the opening leg of their Champions League quarter-final clash against Ajax on 10 April, by which time Ronaldo and his club will hope the talismanic forward is back to full fitness.