The fitness of Portugal superstar, Cristiano Ronaldo, worries his team and the whole nation ahead of the World Cup in Brazil.
Ronaldo and his teammates arrived in New Jersey on Tuesday, but the Portuguese FA had some bad news over his fitness.
The 29-year-old has a “muscle injury on the back of his left thigh as well as left-leg patellar tendinitis,” the Portuguese FA confirmed in a medical report as quoted by FIFA.
It was the first time the Portuguese officially reported Ronaldo’s injury which raises the anxiety over his availability for the World Cup.
"We hope that Cristiano is in good enough shape to play - and to help the team," teammate Nani tried to calm the waters.
"(He) is going well, and he is relaxed about it ... Things are going the right way.
“If for some reason (Ronaldo) is not there, whoever is there playing has to be confident in their ability to get the job done.
"The World Cup is a one-of-a-kind challenge. I want to be fully fit, and in top form alongside my team-mates. I could not be there last time, but happily, I am here now."
Portugal have been drawn in Group G and will face Germany on 16 June, the USA a week later and then Ghana on 26 June.
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