During Monday’s match Portugal was held to a 1-1 draw with Serbia in the qualifying match for the 2020 European Championship; however, Juventus star and Portugal team’s captain played for only half an hour before being pulled out for a noticeable hamstring injury.
After the match, the forward player asserted that he wasn’t worried about the apparent leg injury as it wasn’t a very serious one. He even told reporters that he is hoping to be back in action within one or two weeks. However, he would be able to give more detailed news about the injury only after 24-48 hours after he receives the test results.
Ronaldo stated that this kind of incident is a very common thing. However, he would remain calm and would be back in action. Later on, his club Juventus in a statement informed that the 34-year-old had gone through several exams in Portugal which revealed “an obvious minor injury to his right thigh flexors.” The statement also read that Ronaldo’s condition won’t be monitored and would be subjected to a new examination to suggest the restart of competitive activity.
A long absence would be a severe blow to Juventus, who signed Ronaldo last year to increase their chances of winning the Champions League. Both Ronaldo and Portugal coach Fernando Santos stated that the referee had apologized to them for not giving them a penalty for handball during the second half of the match.
Juventus is certainly looking forward to Ronaldo getting a fit certificate and return before April 10 match when they would be a clash with Ajax in the Champions League quarter-finals. Juventus travel to face Ajax Amsterdam in their quarter-final first leg.