Cristiano Ronaldo's World Cup 'could be over' after knee injury flares up
Portugal star pictured limping out of training with his knee heavily strapped amid claims doctor has told the 29 year-old that he risks threatening his career by playing on
Published 19/06/2014 | 13:55
Cristiano Ronaldo's World Cup could be hanging in the balance after reports surfaced that is he is struggling with a knee injury and may be ruled out for the rest of the tournament.
Ronaldo was pictured limping out of training with his knee heavily strapped on Wednesday and Spanish online newspaper El Confidencial claims the player's doctor has told the 29 year-old that he risks threatening his career by playing on.
Portuguese surgeon Jose Carlos Noronha reportedly said: "Let your knee rest, or your future is in danger", to which Ronaldo supposedly replied: "I'm the one that says whether I'm playing or not."
Following news of Ronaldo’s withdrawal from training, word started to emanate from Rio that Portugal's worst fears are being realised.
Portugal face the USA on June 22 in a must-win game in Group G.