Cristiano Ronaldo is working to try and get fit in time for the European Super Cup on 9 August against Sevilla.
It’ll be difficult for the Portuguese captain to recover, but he won’t give up. This is proven by his decision to do something that not many footballers do: brought a personal trainer with him on his vacation.
Ronaldo injured himself on 10 July in the final of Euro 2016 – a grade one sprain of the internal lateral ligament in his left knee – and, after the celebrations with his national side in Portugal two days later, he started his recuperation despite it being his time off with friends and family in Ibiza.
Nevertheless, the Real Madrid striker will still struggle to make it back in time for the Super Cup in Norway.
Medics informed AS the day after his injury that recovery would take at least six weeks. Besides his personal trainer, the forward has also being going to a clinic in Ibiza to have sessions in a hyperbaric chamber and even though Ronaldo is already able to run, but any impact could worsen the problem.
The Los Blancos number seven won’t forget that two years ago – also against Sevilla – he scored two goals in Real Madrid’s Super Cup triumph in Cardiff, in what is the destination of this season’s Champion’s League final, which further underlined his claim to the Balon d’Or that he won five months later.
The 31-year-old has a sprained ligament in his left knee and he is unlikely to return to action before the European Super Cup. However, that hasn’t stopped him from posting a thank you message to his fans for the support he has received during his injury.
Speaking on a video posted on his Instragram account, Ronaldo said: “Hi everyone. I just wanted to thank all my fans.
“I wanted to tell them that all is well and that I will come back much stronger. Thank you, long live Portugal!”