Considering Cristiano Ronaldo‘s crucial role in simply getting Real Madrid to the 2016 Champions League Final, it’s safe to say that fans and coaches alike want him as fit as possible for the Final against Atletico Madrid this weekend. The scoring megastar was forced to leave practice early this due to an injury, but gave the team a crucial injury boost on Wednesday.
According to Squawka News, Ronaldo returned to training on Wednesday after suffering a thigh strain during practice the day before. He was quick to dispel worries of his fitness in a post-practice presser, stating he’d be fine.
Cristiano Ronaldo has returned to training ahead of the Champions League final after suffering a thigh strain. pic.twitter.com/WAQ8l7fYkl
— Squawka News (@SquawkaNews) May 25, 2016
Ronaldo missed the first leg of the Champions League Semi-Finals against Manchester City due to a hamstring strain, and went on to miss several La Liga games for the same reason.
The 31-year-old striker is the tournament’s leading scorer by a wide margin with 16 goals in 989 minutes of playing time. During this campaign he has recorded five multi-goal games and three hat-tricks.
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