Ronaldo sidelined with ankle injury

by Neil Sherwin

Cristiano Ronaldo practices for big game with DC United in Largo Maryland

Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo will be out for up to a month after suffering a sprained ankle while on international duty with Portugal.

The 23 year old was forced to come off injured in his nation’s comfortable 3-0 victory over Hungary on Saturday.

“After a clinical examination and an MRI scan, it is confirmed the player has suffered a recurrence of his injury to his right ankle, a medial collateral sprain with inflammation in the bone,” the club said in a statement.

“The estimated (recovery) time is three to four weeks.”

Portugal lie in second spot in Group  One heading into the final round of World Cup qualifiers, one point ahead of Sweden.

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